About Us

The Department of Sociology offers a wide range of opportunities for undergraduate students to develop their research interests and ignite their commitment to responsibility and social action. We invite you to explore our site to learn more about our faculty, students, research, alumni, and academic programs.

Our History

Sociology at Georgetown University has had a long history. As mentioned in a course description that appeared in the 1891–92 postgraduate catalog, Sociology first appeared on campus as part of a course on metaphysics and ethics. In 1967, the Graduate School established a Department of Sociology. Soon afterward, in response to the assassination of Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement, an undergraduate major in Sociology emerged.

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Mission & Vision

We are committed to the power of the sociological imagination and to discovering new solutions to complex social issues in society. We promote ways of imagining and re-imagining the common good and encourage the use of knowledge and skills to realize a more just society. We offer students opportunities to learn and apply these skills through research and experiential learning activities in D.C. and beyond.

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