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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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Rice sociologist Long honored with festschrift

Colleagues, former students and friends honored the career of Elizabeth Long with a festschrift Nov. 13 and 14 for her 35 years of distinguished service as a professor, researcher and recent chair of the Department of Sociology at Rice University. Long retired from Rice July 1.

Out on the town

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.

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