The Sociology Major at Davidson

The Davidson Sociology community is comprised of active and engaged faculty members who, while being maintaining positions of leadership in academic sociology, center their teaching and advising work in their professional identities.

Sociology majors are working researchers–they have the opportunity to present at academic conferences, co-publish with their professors, and distinguish themselves during their time at Davidson. Whether looking forward to futures in industry, social justice, the academy or the government, our majors have the background to effect positive social change.

Courses You Might Take

SOC 440



Americans love marriage. Most people will marry at some point in their lives and many will marry more than once. In fact, 40% of marriages involve a second or higher marriage for one or both spouses. At the…

SOC 495

Indep Research in Sociology


Independent research under the direction of a faculty member who reviews and approves the topic(s) of the research and determines the means of evaluation. Students who are interested in writing a thesis should sign up for SOC 495…

SOC 305

Migrants,Refugees, & Stateless


In this course students will become familiar with the meanings, processes, and narratives of population movement. Through an overview of the political, economic, social, and safety reasons that shape refugee and migration flows to the Global North, this…