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On behalf of the Sociology Department at Norfolk State University.


Sociology provides many distinctive perspectives on the world, generating new ideas and critiquing the old. The field also offers a range of research techniques that can be applied to virtually any issue: street crime and delinquency, corporate downsizing, the alleviation of poverty and homelessness, welfare or education reform, or problems of peace and war. Because sociology addresses the most challenging issues of our time, it is a rapidly expanding field whose research and scholarship is increasingly tapped by those who craft policies and create programs. Sociology is an exciting discipline with expanding opportunities for a wide range of career paths.

As such, the department offers you a high quality education, providing you with the knowledge and skills to compete in a competitive, diverse and ever-changing world.  The main goal of the department is to not only share our knowledge and professional experiences, but to encourage and challenge you to develop your full academic potential.  The department will accomplish this by increasing the understanding of social behavior, promoting original research and teaching the principles and methodologies of sociology.  Consequently, the overall goal of the Sociology Department is the pursuit of excellence in the areas of teaching, research, scholarly activities and community service.

Please feel free to come by and share your thoughts or questions with any of the faculty members; we will be delighted to assist you with your needs.

Dr. Robert K. Perkins, Chair
Department of Sociology
Suite 203 GWC Brown Memorial Hall

Sociology Alumni Contact Form

It’s important to us to hear from you and how you are doing. Please take time to fill out the Sociology Alumni Contact Form.