Welcome to the Sociology Department at Bates! We are a vibrant, dynamic academic unit with faculty and students interested in a wide array of issues shaping our societies and world today. Located in Lewiston, Maine, our focus goes from the very local to the global. With expertise in areas such as immigration, race, gender, class, crime, health, the family, urbanization, the economy, and politics, we offer a rich variety of courses and research opportunities for students.

If you are interested in learning more about the sociological perspectives, our faculty and curriculum, and the career possibilities that a Sociology major can lead to, we invite you to explore our website and reach out to any of us.