Founded in 1928, the LSU Department of Sociology is home to a tradition of excellence in research, teaching, and service. Our faculty carry out nationally and internationally recognized research on basic and applied social science questions. Every semester our undergraduate teaching program serves over 400 undergraduate majors and 200 undergraduate minors, as well as hundreds of additional students as part of our contribution to LSU’s general education mission. We are also home to a vibrant graduate teaching program with more than 50 students, which offers the only PhD in sociology in the state of Louisiana.

Our faculty engage a broad set of scholarly interests that we invite you to explore.

For questions about our undergraduate program, contact:

Skylar Gremillion
Director of Undergraduate Studies

For questions about our Ph.D. program, contact:

Mark J. Schafer
Director of Graduate Studies

For general questions about the Sociology Department, contact: