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The Sociology faculty are deeply committed to high-quality undergraduate teaching. Since we do not have a graduate program, undergraduates are our only focus. We thus offer a welcoming, student-centered atmosphere, and our students typically tell us how much they appreciate the attention Sociology faculty and staff show them inside and outside the classroom.

The B.A. in Sociology at the University of Maine is a liberal arts degree with a plus. You will be broadly educated for a variety of careers, and you will bring to these careers the abilities to think critically about complex problems, to analyze the need for changes in complex organizations, and to carry out research involving the collection and analysis of both quantitative and qualitative data. You will also bring to these careers a sociological understanding of the sources and consequences of social inequality and of the impact of race and ethnicity, social class, and gender on social institutions and social behavior.