Grad Program ranks #14 in student satisfaction!

Dr. Lori Martin receives LSU Alumni Association Faculty Excellence Award!

Dr. Lori Martin featured on Wallethub

Graduate Student Derrick Lathan earns inaugural BMLI Award

Matt Lee Named Vice Provost

Ed Shihadeh Wins Distinguished Faculty Award


For questions about our undergraduate program contact Skylar Gremillion, Director of Undergraduate Studies.

For questions about our graduate program contact Lori Martin, Director of Graduate Studies.

For general questions about the department email

For academic advising contact HSS Student Services.

For information about career opportunities contact LSU Career Services.



Founded in 1928, the LSU Department of Sociology is home to a tradition of excellence in research, teaching, and service. Our faculty carry out nationally and internationally recognized research on basic and applied social science questions. Every semester our undergraduate teaching program serves hundreds of majors and minors, as well as hundreds of additional students as part of our contribution to LSU’s general education mission. We are also home to a vibrant graduate teaching program with more than 50 students, which offers the only PhD in sociology in the State of Louisiana.

Our faculty engage a broad set of scholarly interests, including:
  • Communities & regions
  • Deviant behavior, crime, and law
  • Gender & sexuality
  • Marriage & family
  • Social demography & population change
  • Stratification & inequality
  • Culture
  • Education
  • Globalization & development
  • Networks & social capital
  • Social movements, politics, and power