The Discipline that Cuts across All the Others 

Class. Status. Power. Gender. Race. Ethnic relations. Politics. Crime. Religion. Medicine. Education. Culture.

With a sociology major or minor, all of these topics (and more) come under investigation.

When you study sociology at Franklin & Marshall, you discover the many interrelationships among the various fields of knowledge that constitute the liberal arts. Any question that has to do with people has a sociological answer.

We offer:

  • A supportive, friendly learning environment.
  • A very low student-to-faculty ratio, facilitating close relationships with professors.
  • A program highly respected by employers and elite graduate programs.
  • Chances to bond outside the classroom through gatherings at professors' homes, trips to conferences, and campus activities.

Each year, students in the program have unmatched opportunities to collaborate individually with faculty on meaningful research projects, or to engage in their own studies with faculty guidance. Students have presented the results of their work at professional conferences, and in co-authored articles in leading professional journals.

Our alumni enter a wide range of fields, from the human services to education, law, public health, medicine, business, and social research, and we are proud of the success they have experienced.

The Pulse

Story 11/17/2016

What It Means to be White in Racially Divided Society

White people in white-dominated American society live a superior life, compared to people of color, but they ascribe an erroneous concept to the term, "racism," Robin DiAngelo told the Franklin &...

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Story 8/11/2016

National Internship Brings Two F&M Students to Nation's...

Under the prestigious Frank Karel Fellowship in Public Interest Communications the students -- one at the World Wildlife Fund's U.S. headquarters and the other at Martha's Table --  learn how...

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Story 4/6/2016

Inaugural Student Research Conference Explores Ethics,...

A group of history and philosophy majors organized the Student Research Conference, where 17 students will present papers assigned to them in class. The inaugural event is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m....

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