Undergraduate Student Resources

Undergraduate Chair: Melissa Wilde, Ph.D 
For program questions, contact Marcus T. Wright (Undergraduate Program Manager)

The study of sociology provides a critical understanding of the organization of social groups from families, friendship circles, and neighborhood communities to political parties, nations and entire societies.

Sociology attempts to identify and explain patterns of social life and human behavior by emphasizing how large-scale social phenomena like racial inequality, globalization and cultural change impact the everyday experiences of individuals, and vice versa.

Sociology also introduces students to the conceptual and methodological tools of social science research, including ethnography, social statistics, network analysis and demographic methods. It provides a background for careers in law, management, journalism and media, criminology, medicine, education, and applied social research.


Naz Ozbek, Class of 2014 Sociology Major

Shane Williams, Class of 2014 Sociology Major


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For further information contact Marcus T. Wright, the Undergraduate Program Manager, at marcuswr@sas.upenn.edu.