Welcome to the Department of Sociology at the University of Miami

As part of UM’s College of Arts and Sciences, our department includes approximately 15 faculty and 35 graduate students. We offer a B.A. degree in either Sociology or Criminology, which provides students with broad exposure to contemporary material in each field and prepares them for a variety of job opportunities or graduate education. The Ph.D. degree in Sociology provides graduate students with the intellectual and professional expertise necessary to teach Sociology at the university level and conduct advanced sociological research. The department offers three substantive areas of concentration at the doctoral level: (1) Criminology; (2) Race and Ethnic Relations; and (3) Medical Sociology. The National Research Council (2010) recently ranked our Ph.D. program highly among graduate sociology programs in the U.S.