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The Department of Sociology is transitioning to in-person services and is scheduled to be open regular campus hours, Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm, beginning Fall 21. Virtual services continue to include access to department advisors, front office support, and campus support programs.

Schedule an appointment with one of our Department Advisors:

Danielle Hidalgo: On-Campus Academic Advisor

Cassity Rowen: On-Campus Academic Advising Intern
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Kimly Lewis: On-Campus Academic Advising Intern
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Distance Education Program Academic Advisor: Lauren Wilson
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Distance Education Program Academic Advising Intern: Michell Armeanu
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Faculty Communication:

For specific questions about Fall 21 classes, reach out directly to the instructor, Sociology Directory(opens in new window) 

Department of Sociology Contacts:

Front Office:
Office Coordinator: vacant
Department Chair: Dr. Liahna Gordon,
College Administrative Analyst: Stephanie Rose,
College Dean: Dr. Eddie Vela,

Welcome to the Department of Sociology. You are invited to browse our site to learn about the department, our sociology course offerings, information about our dynamic faculty members, and career planning for students.

We take great pride in our department and in our ability to integrate theoretical and practical knowledge. Our majors and minors develop skills that prepare students to work in the fields of law, community advocacy, public & health services, teaching, business, and in college settings.

What is Sociology?

Sociology is the study of group life. As a social science, it combines scientific and humanistic perspectives in the study of topics such as gender, crime, family patterns, race and ethnicity, wealth and inequality, and the environment.

Sociology is a liberal art's major for students planning careers in areas such as social research, social welfare, business, public administration, and education. It provides a useful background for those planning further education in the social sciences, social work, public administration, law, or business.

Courses, Schedule, & Program Info

SOCI in the University Catalog

CSU, Chico Class Schedule

Regional & Continuing Education (RCE) - Sociology Online Degree Completion Program


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