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2018-2019 University Catalog 
2018-2019 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Sociology

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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.

The sociology department is home to the Social Research Institute (SRI). Purdue has a student chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta, a sociology/law and society organization. Students interested in legal professions and occupations are encouraged to join the Purdue Pre-Law Club. Law and Society majors may pursue a service learning course in their third or fourth year.


The Department of Sociology Directory

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
700 W. State Street
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2059
Phone: (765) 494-4668 Fax: (765) 496-1476

General Information:
Candy Lawson, Main Office Secretary

Please visit Sociology for more information.

Graduate Information

For Graduate Information please see Sociology Graduate Program Information .





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