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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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News and Announcements

Nearly 70 percent of evangelicals do not view religion and science as being in conflict

Media and popular culture might portray religion and science as being at odds, but new research from Rice University suggests just the opposite.

Eviction can result in depression, poorer health and higher stress

Eviction from a home can have multiple negative consequences for families – including depression, poorer health and higher levels of stress – and the side effects can persist for years, according to new research from sociologists at Rice University and Harvard University.

Code Red Task Force recommends plan to increase Texans’ access to health insurance

A Texas-sized prescription is needed to expand health insurance coverage for residents of the Lone Star state and to prevent the loss of billions of dollars in federal assistance for the state, according to a report by the Code Red Task Force on Access to Health Care in Texas released Jan. 7 at a public forum hosted at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.

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