As of 2021, the Department of Sociology has approximately 30 full-time faculty members and a number of affiliated faculty. It is ranked in the top 25 among all Sociology departments nationally by the U.S. News and World Report's annual rating system.  With our combination of size, intellectual range, strong specialty areas, racial/ethnic diversity, and Washington D.C.-area location, Maryland provides an ideal setting to pursue the B.A. or Ph.D. degrees in Sociology.