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Department of Sociology


The Department of Sociology at Rice University aims to educate undergraduate and graduate students and further on-going sociological research. As a member of the School of Social Sciences, we offer four-year Bachelor of the Arts degrees and Ph.D. degrees. For those seeking further education/research-opportunities past a doctoral level, we also offer a post-doctoral program.

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Students enrolled in Sociology 308, Houston: The Sociology of a City, were treated to a historical tour of the Bayou City with Stephen Fox '75, a lecturer in Rice's School of Architecture and an architectural historian.

Indian scientists significantly more religious than UK scientists

Indian scientists are significantly more religious than United Kingdom scientists, according to the first cross-national study of religion and spirituality among scientists.

One-third of male academic scientists willing to scale back career to focus on family

One-third of men in academic science are willing to scale back their careers to focus on family life, according to a new study from Rice University, Pennsylvania State University and Southern Methodist University that suggests traditional family roles may be shifting.

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