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Welcome to the Department of Sociology and Anthropology

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology is a diverse Department offering Undergraduate, M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in sociology. The Department offers a variety of courses and program flexibility that are designed to serve the interests of students pursuing both academic and non academic careers.

Undergraduate Program
The Undergraduate Program has two areas of concentration: I. Administration of Justice, and II. Sociology. Generally speaking, the Undergraduate Program provides students with the basic tools for analysis and insight, including research methods (both quantitative and qualitative) and theory. Furthermore, our curriculum equips students to more effectively negotiate the diverse society in which we live by addressing social inequalities such as race/ethnicity, gender and social class. Above all, our program--which emphasizes writing, critical thinking, group dialogue, and one-on-one faculty mentorship-- gives our graduates the strong writing, research, and analytic skills that are increasingly attractive to employers in the information age.

Graduate Program
The Graduate Program offers comprehensive training in sociological theory, research methodology and statistics. At the Ph.D. level, there are three areas of academic concentration: I. Criminology, II. Medical Sociology, and III. Social Inequality (race/ethnicity, class, and gender relations).

Members of the faculty, students, and administrative staff seek to create an atmosphere of cooperation and collaboration, both in and out of the classroom. Students are encouraged to present papers at professional meetings and to work with faculty on research projects and in authoring and co authoring publications.

Howard University
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
P.O. Box 987
Washington, DC. 20059
Phone: (202) 806-6853

Featured Alum:

Camonia Long, PhD
Postdoctoral Junior Researcher, University of Hawaii Cancer Center


Faculty Accomplishments:

Dr. Johnnie Daniel has been appointed to the Survey-Based Legal Evidence Task Force of the American Association of Public Opinion Research (AAPOR).  AAPOR is the professional association of survey researchers.  Essentially, the purpose of the committee is to enhance the role that AAPOR plays in the “education” of courts and attorneys  in the U.S. regarding the use of survey-based evidence in legal proceedings.


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