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A Social Science

USD’s Sociology program combines social-science research methods with concepts of peace, social justice and community to provide students with the tools they need to critically analyze sociological theories.

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Sociology is a vibrant discipline dedicated to examining relationships: between individuals and the justice system, between the economy and a particular city, or between school districts. Its remarkable breadth is evidenced in the range of courses we offer, in our optional areas of concentration, and in the research of our faculty.