Degree Programs:

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department of Sociology

Chair: Niki Weller

Associate Professor: Stephanie Medley-Rath, Niki Weller
Assistant Professors: Nicholas Baxter, Jamie Oslawski-Lopez


The mission of the Department of Sociology is to create a learning environment that promotes a scientific understanding of social life. Through teaching, scholarship, and service, the Department of Sociology provides educational experiences that encourage students to think sociologically about the significance of social structures and processes, multicultural perspectives, and emerging interdependencies among members of the global community.

Through a variety of courses for the undergraduate student, both on campus and online, we provide our students with academic programs and varied practical experiences that enhance their understanding and application of Sociology and the sociological imagination. The B.A. and B.S. in Sociology serves as a strong foundation for graduate work in Sociology as well as in other professional fields such as social services, health services, community work, law and government, business, teaching, and college services.

As part of a liberal arts education, the Department of Sociology reflects IU Kokomo’s broader mission by encouraging the development of critical thinking, effective communication, responsibilities of community membership, and other transferable skills as part of career preparation. By modeling intellectual curiosity and critical thinking, the resulting acquisition of knowledge helps students to become informed and contributing members of society, committed to creating, maintaining and enhancing healthy, just, and sustainable social structures from micro to macro levels.

Bachelors Degrees

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