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Faculty Research Areas

What do we study and how?

Graduate Programs

MA and PhD in Sociology; MS in Criminology

Undergraduate Programs

Major or Minor in Sociology or Criminology

PhD Students on the Market

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Diversity and Anti-Racism Statement

Our commitment to inclusion

Welcome to the UB Department of Sociology and Criminology

We offer a vibrant, stimulating intellectual home for both faculty and students to conduct high-impact research, taking pride in the quality of our instruction, our immersive study abroad programs, and our record of alumni achievement in a rapidly changing global society. We invite you to join our community of scholars!

"I was drawn to the social justice offerings in the Sociology Department. I always wanted to study race and the criminal justice system, and the course offerings in Sociology allowed me to do just that (and more)!"
– Alexis Harrell, BA '23

"I credit a lot of my success both in school and now in my career to the sociology professors at UB."
– Bridget Scott, BA '16

Prospective Employers!

Our undergraduate and graduate students are interested in and prepared for a diverse range of careers. If you are an employer potentially looking to recruit students, please fill out the survey here. The director of the relevant program will then be in touch to set up an information session.

Meet Our Faculty

Sociology faculty at graduation.

Meet Our Graduate Students

Sociology graduate students and faculty apple picking.

Meet Our Undergraduates

Students from the UB Semester in London.

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