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Why Study Sociology?

Sociology is the scientific study of human behavior and the complexities of human social relationships. If you want to understand social behavior in the real world, sociology is where you find the answers. Regardless of your chosen career path, having a critical understanding of the social world can put you at the forefront of your career field.

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It is a top-notch program. I'd recommend this program to anybody who wants to improve the rigor of the work they do.

– Tracy Sims (2020 MA in Sociology graduate); Senior Director, U.S. Lead of Chronic Disease Environment Shaping at Eli Lilly and Company

Featured Alumni

  • Beverly R. Williams

    Beverly R. Williams

    Beverly R. Williams (PhD 2002) is an Associate Professor in the Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Care in the UAB Heersink School of Medicine.

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  • David R. Buys

    David R. Buys

    David R. Buys (PhD 2011) is a state health specialist and Associate Professor at Mississippi State University

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  • Stephanie Kirkland

    Stephanie Kirkland

    Stephanie Kirkland (PhD 2022) is an Instructional Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University.

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  • Lori Bateman

    Lori Bateman

    Lori Bateman (PhD 2014) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine.

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Latest News

  • Medical sociology program gives students an expansive approach to health care
    In the world of medicine, treating the body and treating the person can be two distinctly different things. The medical sociology program in the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Department of Sociology is a way to bridge that gap.
  • UAB sociologist nationally recognized for health equity research
    As part of the HESP cohort, Miller aims to enhance community engagement, communicate research findings and foster relationships with peers while focusing on policy determinants of health, particularly in the context of sexual and gender minorities and racial health inequities.
  • Keith serves as co-editor for special issue of top-tier journal