The Discipline that Intersects All 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 constituted the libera arts. Any question that has do with people has a sociological answer.

We offer:

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

Story 2/21/2018

Alumni Profile: Meghan Godorov '06

Meghan Godorov is a career coach for mid-career professionals.

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Story 2/15/2018

Mad Englishmen, the Sociologist and a 'Scholarly Triumph'

For more than 34 years, Franklin & Marshall College’s Joel Eigen regularly traveled to London’s Central Criminal Court of England and Wales, where he painstakingly researched records and wrote about...

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Story 8/1/2017

Shanghai Rises as a 21st Century Global City

A Franklin & Marshall College professor and student are examining whether Shanghai’s resurrection from its war-torn, impoverished past to its thriving capitalist present under communist rule is...

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