Location & Directions

The University of Maryland’s Department of Sociology is housed in the Art-Sociology building on the University’s main campus at College Park. We are located “inside the beltway” in the greater Washington, D.C. area.  

Besides being the capital, Washington is also the city with the greatest concentration of researchers, library books, data archives, and applied social scientists in the world. Sociologists at Maryland are in close proximity to most major social science funding agencies and they also have easy access to the major repositories of social science data such as the U.S. Census Bureau, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the National Institutes of Health, the National Center for Health Statistics, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, as well as such ancillary agencies as the Library of Congress, the National Archives, and the National Agricultural Library.

Although we are situated in a large metropolitan area, College Park still provides a university community with its many amenities.

The University of Maryland Campus is located west of Baltimore Avenue (Route 1) and southeast of University Boulevard (Route 193). The Sociology Department is at the west end of campus next to the Campus Drive & Preinkert Drive intersection. The Univeristy of Maryland Conferences and Visitors Services site provides detailed driving directions and maps.  Our mailing address is 2112 Art-Sociology Building #146, 3834 Campus Drive, University of Maryland Deparment of Sociology College Park, Maryland 20742-1315 and our main office can be reached at 301.405.6392.