Sociology at UC Merced
Our students have the opportunity to work one-on-one with nationally and internationally recognized researchers to understand complex problems affecting society.
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If you’re ready to immerse yourself in understanding social movements, inequality or immigration, UC Merced is waiting for you.
Sociology is currently accepting applications for the following areas.
Sociology at UC Merced emphasizes the areas of social stratification/inequality, immigration, race/ethnicity, gender studies, education, political sociology, and globalization. With 12 faculty members, sociology registers some of the highest course enrollments on campus. At the undergraduate level, we offer a major and a minor in sociology. At the graduate level, we offer a Ph.D. degree. Our nationally recognized faculty are affiliated with several graduate training initiatives on campus and frequently involve graduate and undergraduate students in ongoing research projects.