About the Sociology Program
Sociology studies how societies are organized, and the consequences of varying forms of organization on people’s lives. It is scientific, based upon systematic analyses of evidence; it is non-obvious, in making discoveries that might not otherwise be noticed; and it is important, in identifying opportunities and strategies for change that can improve society.
Purdue’s Department of Sociology: produces world-class scholarship, in the books and articles it publishes; offers two outstanding undergraduate majors, one in Sociology and another in Law and Society; and delivers an exceptionally strong graduate program leading to the Ph.D. At the graduate level, the Department’s research and training programs are currently organized into six areas: Family and Gender; Health, Aging, and the Life Course; Law and Society; Sociology of Religion; Social Inequality; and Social Movements and Political Sociology.
Professor and Head
The Department of Sociology main office is located in Stone Hall on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.
700 W. State Street
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2059
Phone: (765) 494-4668 Fax: (765) 496-1476
Candy Lawson, Main Office Secretary
For Graduate Information please see Sociology Graduate Program Information .