About us

The Department of Sociology at Wayne State University specializes in the study of health and illness, race and gender inequality, labor studies and urban studies.

Faculty members study a variety of things themselves, for instance, gender and race inequalities in paid work, policy changes in workplaces, fetal alcohol syndrome, elder abuse, menopause and midlife, religion and racial politics in Detroit, the Detroit gardening movement, motherhood, why different racial groups stay in Detroit, public health and race disparities in education.

We also have faculty studying paid work patterns, work-family policy, social movements and the effects of natural disasters in countries such as Mexico, China, Germany and Japan. A good background in sociology can be a valuable component of preparation for a variety of careers, professions and occupations.

Contact us

2228 Faculty/Administration Building (FAB)
656 W. Kirby St.
Detroit, Michigan 48202