Undergraduate 2017-2018

Department of Sociology

Chair: Kyle Anne Nelson, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Location: Candelaria 2285B

Telephone: 970.351.2592

Faculty: Rebecca A. Beals, Ph.D.; Sandra Harmon, M.A., Angela Henderson, Ph.D.; Cliff Leek, Ph.D.; Melanie Moore, Ph.D.; Kyle Anne Nelson, Ph.D.; Harmony Newman, Ph.D.; Josh Packard, Ph.D.;Andrew Prelog, Ph.D.; Diane L. Schott, M.A.


Course(s) Offered (Prefix):

Program(s) Offered:

Sociology B.A.  

Sociology Minor 

Sociology is the scientific investigation of human society and the social interactions that emerge among people. The main focus of sociology is the group rather than the individual. In studying groups, sociologists work to understand the social and cultural forces that operate throughout society and the forces that mold individuals, shape their behavior and thus, determine social events.

Sociologists employ various methods of gathering data from the social world. Theories provide explanations which account for social phenomena; together, methods and theory provide the foundation for a Sociological study of society.