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Welcome to the Department of Sociology at the University of Maine. We aspire to be one of the premier public undergraduate sociology departments. We offer stimulating courses and provide our students with opportunities to become involved in research, departmental events, and other campus and community collaborations. Our students graduate having received exceptional preparation for the job market, civic leadership and engaged citizenry.

Our 6 faculty are engaged scholars who conduct research that impacts thinking and understanding at regional, national, and global levels. As sociologists we try to seek beneath the surface of common sense definitions of social reality and identify the more fundamental social processes that affect us.

We invite you to peruse our site to learn more about our program, students, faculty, and educational and collaborative opportunities.

For more information about our future plants, click here for the Sociology Department’s Strategic Plan 2012-2017.


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5728 Fernald Hall, Room 201
The University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469
Phone: (207) 581-2380 | Fax: (207) 581-1762E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System