Why Sociology?

Macalester’s sociology program distinguishes itself by its emphases on comparative/international sociology and its tradition of excellence in student research. The sociology curriculum promotes understanding of cultures and societies of and outside the United States in comparative and global perspectives. During the past five years, Macalester sociology students have won over twenty regional and national awards for the quality of research projects. In 2010, Macalester’s Sociology Department was recognized with the Departmental Award for Teaching Excellence by the Midwest Sociological Society.