As a Sociology student, you develop a foundational understanding of the key texts, concepts, methods, research tools, and evolution of the sociology discipline. The program includes training in qualitative research methods, such as participant observation, interviews, discourse analysis, and historical sociology. The interests of the faculty range from the micro (interactions of individuals in urban neighborhoods) to the macro (global political economy).
Three themes define the Sociology program at Lang:
- Discourse, meaning, and identity
- Publics and politics
- Social inequality
Sociology students benefit from on-campus speaker series and conferences featuring leading academic and applied sociologists from around the world. They also engage in interdisciplinary dialogue with programs in history, economics, environmental studies, psychology, urban studies, philosophy, and media studies
Connecting to New York City
While it offers the atmosphere and intimacy of a small college, Eugene Lang College is part of The New School, a major progressive university in New York City. Our location gives you excellent opportunities for local civic engagement projects and internships with nonprofit organizations, government agencies, media organizations, and research institutions
Eugene Lang College helps students develop as well-rounded, engaged citizens who are thoughtful, articulate, and creative. Sociology majors go on to pursue advanced studies in social science and careers in social and public service, business, law, policy research and analysis, and education.
If you are planning to go on to graduate study in sociology, consider applying to the Bachelor's-Master's program, which enables you to earn graduate credits that will apply to both your Lang degree and a master's degree at The New School for Social Research.