Program Description

Sociology at Duquesne University offers students a greater understanding of the social structures and processes that underlie our daily lives, and an awareness of the possibilities of social-scientific research for increasing our understanding of society.

Strong Academic Foundation

Duquesne’s core curriculum teaches social theory and research methods, which provide the basic knowledge necessary for graduate study or employment in the social sciences.

Our elective courses offer knowledge relevant to specific areas of students’ interests.

Academic Concentrations


Social Justice and Policy

Our concentration in Social Policy prepares students for graduate programs in social science and for research in government agencies, private research firms, the non-profit sector and other applied research areas.

Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice concentration provides substantive background for work or further education in the criminal justice field.


Review detailed descriptions of the program requirements for each concentration.