The Department of Sociology furthers the study of society, social interaction, social organization, and the consequences of these processes by combining scientific and humanistic perspectives. Sociologists examine a wide range of topics, including marriage and family patterns, race and ethnic relations, demography, social change, class structure, value systems, conflict, deviant behavior, and the people and institutions of societies.
Office: Saunders Hall 247
Tel: (808) 956-7693
Fax: (808) 956-3707
The Department of Sociology prepares the finest young scholars in Hawai‘i and the Asia-Pacific region to succeed as academics, researchers, service providers, or as leaders and good citizens in their own societies. The department uses its natural resources of location, people, and relationships, to generate new knowledge about life on an island that is located in the middle of the Pacific and host to a true multi-ethnic mix of peoples.
With a view of the world that is both local and global, the department provides students with a broad foundation in theory and methods of sociological research. It also focuses on the following four areas in which it offers exceptional expertise and opportunities for research and training:
Bachelor of Arts (BA), Minor in Sociology, Master of Arts (MA), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)