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.

New book from sociology alum

The Sociology Department congratulates sociology alum Becky Wade on publishing her new book Run the World. The book tells the story of her year on a Watson Fellowship where she explores diverse running communities in 9 different countries.

Racial makeup of labor markets affects who gets job leads

The racial composition of a labor market plays a significant role in whether workers find out about job leads – regardless of the race of the worker, according to new research from Rice University and North Carolina State University (N.C. State).

United States must keep pace with socio-economic demands of growing population

The United States must keep pace with its growing demographic and socio-economic changes to avoid becoming poorer and less competitive internationally, according to a new book from sociologists at Rice.

First worldwide survey of religion and science: No, not all scientists are atheists

Are all scientists atheists? Do they believe religion and science can co-exist? These questions and others were addressed in the first worldwide survey of how scientists view religion.