Welcome to the Department of Sociology and Gerontology.
We are a community of scholars who share concern for the structure of the social world and its resultant inequalities. We specialize in the study and teaching of social stratification and social inequalities, broadly defined. We work together to create a department with different disciplinary identities, specialties, and interests. We aim to appreciate and respect one another's different research areas, research methodologies, theoretical perspectives, teaching approaches, and service contributions. We value the activist potential of the disciplines of sociology and gerontology. We strive for engaged teaching, research and learning.
With two dozen full-time faculty members on the
Oxford, Hamilton and Middletown campuses, we offer a
range of coursework, research opportunities, and extra-curricular
learning experiences for both undergraduate and graduate
students. For our undergraduate students, the Department offers majors in Sociology and
Gerontology along with seven minors (including Miami's new interdisciplinary Disability Studies Minor), five thematic sequences, four capstone
courses, and a variety of independent research opportunities. For graduate
students, we offer a multi-disciplinary Master's Degree in Gerontological
Studies and a PhD in Social Gerontology. The Department's
academic programs in Gerontology are administered by the Scripps Gerontology
Center at Miami University,
a research center dedicated to the study and
dissemination of information related to aging.
Department of Sociology and Gerontology
375 Upham Hall Deborah L. Gardner
Miami University Administrative Assistant
Oxford, OH 45056 513.529.2628
Fax: 513.529.8525 Andrea R. Parks
Professor of Gerontology