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"The fascination of Sociology lies in the fact that it makes us see in a new light the very world in which we have lived all our lives."  
Peter Berger, Invitation to Sociology

SAFER Listening Forum Sunday Sept. 28 12:00-1:00 (Details below)


Ever wondered why we do the things we do or how they came to be? Sociology is the study of society. It examines people, cultures, families, social and political institutions, organizations, relationships and the processes and dynamics that make up up these things and the world in which we live in. It helps us to understand systems of social differentiation and inequality, including gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and age, to name a few.

The Sociology Department at ECU is committed to helping its students develop the skills and knowledge required to apply the "sociological imagination" to both their professional and personal lives. From the undergraduate curriculum to the graduate level, department faculty actively engage students, fostering a sound comprehension of sociology and the role it plays in today's world. Our alumni are employed in a variety of occupations ranging from research, education and social services to law and medicine.

Follow the links above to find out more about what a Sociology degree can help you achieve and for further information about our degree programs, faculty and staff.


Students Active for Ending Rape (SAFER) wants to hear what's happening at your school. Join SAFER and students from ECU to discuss sexual assault on your campus, what your school is doing about it, and the changes that you want to see. Sunday, Septermber 28th 12:00-1:00 Bate Building Room 1031. Light refreshments provided. RSVP recommended.

For more information about SAFER, check out their website at