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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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A city divided: Kinder Institute Houston Area Survey reveals city residents split on transportation

Findings from the 33rd annual Kinder Institute Houston Area Survey by Rice University reveal that the residents of one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing cities are now evenly divided on an issue that will have a long-term impact on quality of life – public versus private transportation.

Rice’s Kinder Institute to release 2014 Houston Area Survey findings April 24

Stephen Klineberg, co-director of Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research and a sociology professor, will release findings from the 2014 Kinder Institute Houston Area Survey at a downtown luncheon April 24.

Religion and Public Life Program to host April events

Rice’s Religion and Public Life Program (RPLP) will host events April 10 and 14 focusing on modern-day religious issues.

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