The Discipline that Intersects All Others 

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

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 very low student-to-faculty ratio, facilitating close relationships with professors.
  • A program highly respected by employers and elite graduate programs.
  • A 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 human services to education, law, public health, medicine, business, and social research. We are proud of the success they have experienced.

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event 4/18/2019

Providing a 'Leg Up:' Parental Involvement and Opportunity...

Mayser Gymnasium

Laura Hamilton Associate Professor of Sociology, University of California, Merced...

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Story 2/20/2019

Anti-Harassment Policy and Resources

In case you missed the email from the Committee on Sexual Misconduct on February 13,  we would like to provide this additional reminder of resources and reporting responsibilities found in the...

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Meet Chris Barnes, the new Scholarly Communications...

The College Library is pleased to introduce Christopher Barnes, Ph.D., as our new Scholarly Communications Librarian. Chris will lead the library’s support for Open Access publishing and Open...

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Story 2/19/2019

New Phone System to be implemented over Spring Break!

Beginning Thursday, February 21st, ITS staff will begin delivering new phones across campus. This includes replacing ALL of the desk and wall phones on campus. We will be switching on the new system...

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