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Welcome to Sociology. Sociology is a fascinating and widely applicable field which teaches how to think about the way people create, maintain and are affected by social forces.

Do you have questions? Please visit our virtual front desk Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10:00-2:00 pm through spring term. 



With the events of Covid-19 the physical department is closed until further notice. If you have questions please email:

General Questions: asksoc@pdx.edu

Graduate Questions/Office Operations: Bahar Jaberi at bhbj@pdx.edu

Sociology Advising/Office Operations: Kris Lucht Adams at socadvising@pdx.edu or luchtk@pdx.edu


The Sociology program at Portland State University is committed to giving students the knowledge and skills needed to be lifelong learners and well-informed world citizens. Students have opportunities to conduct original research and investigate social problems and their solutions. We focus on our Portland community, the nation, and the wider world. 

With our focus on social justice, we strive to be a place of inclusion and connections. We are excited about the opportunities that sociology provides for students to understand the world using critical thinking, problem-solving, written and oral communication, teamwork, and interpersonal skills honed in our program.

Graduates of our sociology program go on to careers in government, non-profits, health services, education, and research. The sociology major is also a gateway to graduate in professional programs in sociology, social science, social work, management, and the law. 

We are pleased to introduce you to our department. Please take the time to browse our website and learn about us!

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Undergraduate Academic Questions?


There will be no in-person drop-ins for the foreseeable future, please send an email for all inquiries to:

Kris Lucht Adams - socadvising@pdx.edu


Study Abroad Program for Sociology Students

PSU's Sociology Graduate program is now ranked among the top 100 in the nation

Sociology Graduate Student Organization (SGSO)

Mission: To provide opportunities for graduate sociology students to create a support network that reflects their unique needs and provide them with a voice within the sociology department. The SGSO strives to develop a support network by fostering relationships with department faculty members, and providing mentorship to incoming sociology graduate cohorts and undergraduate students, while also providing a voice through organization and participation in sociology department activities and projects. Working to build professional skills and encouraging advanced participation in department activities for its members, the SGSO is dedicated to sustaining an open and inclusive environment for all sociology graduate students.