The Sociology Program at Rice University helps students develop expertise through excellence in teaching and involving students in research. Students work closely with faculty to study some of the most pressing social issues of our day: inequality, education, the environment, immigration, race and ethnic relations, gender, social movements, health and well-being, and religion in public life, among many others. The undergraduate program allows considerable latitude in pursuing personal interests while ensuring familiarity with core sociological theories and research methods.
Students have many opportunities to develop their skills in research. They can work on research papers in upper level courses, get involved in collaborative research projects with faculty, or conduct independent research through the senior honors thesis program. Rice Sociology students have received a variety of honors, such as Fulbright Scholarships and Watson Fellowships. Majors also go on to prestigious schools of law, medicine, public health, public policy, as well as top sociology Ph.D. programs. Recent graduates have also gone on to work in consulting, the tech industry, public health, the non-profit sector, education, community organizing, and research in a variety of different governmental and non-governmental offices.
Contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies to learn more.
Director of Undergraduate Studies: Anna Rhodes
Office: 257 Kraft Hall