Department of Sociology

People spend their entire lives in social groups and networks, ranging from the family to global systems. Sociologists study how these groups and networks work.

Developing the ability to analyze society is a core component of anyone’s education and personal development, and thus, the sociology major facilitates any career. In addition, sociology majors can design a specific program of study in preparation for graduate school, professional school (law, business, medicine) and for careers in social service, government, research, consulting, teaching or business.

Our close, personal attention to students, both within and outside the classroom, is a major strength of the sociology program at The University of Tulsa. We have a deep commitment to teaching and helping students develop their full potential.


Jake Turner: Teach for America Corps, KC, Missouri

Ever since I started at TU, the faculty of the sociology and economics department have...


Maggie Turek: 2nd Year Law Student, University of Kansas

I graduated from TU in the spring of 2014 with degrees in sociology and political...