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Due to COVID-19 Sociology Department Staff & Faculty are Working Remotely and Operating with normal business hours - Students, please read below on how to contact us!

Office Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday

Contact us via Phone: If you would like to contact the Sociology Department via phone, please call our regular number (818) 677-3591. Your call will be forwarded to the phone of one of our staff members who is working remotely. If someone does not pick-up, please leave a voicemail message and one of our staff members will get back to you promptly.

Contact us via E-mail: You can contact our Administrative Support Assistant, Mrs. Deanna Tat, who normally works in our front office via e-mail at:

Contacting Sociology Department Faculty: Please contact faculty via e-mail. To locate all faculty e-mail addresses click on the "Faculty & Staff" tab at the top of this page. All faculty will be listed under either the "Full-Time Faculty" or "Lecturers" tab found on the left-hand side.

Resources for Students during COVID-19

Please click on the links below for information and resources.

MFCC Free Telehealth Sessions - COVID-19.pdf 

Keep Learning - Support for Remote Learning

Zoom Video and Web Conferencing

Internet Connectivity for Users Who Do Not Have It

University Counseling Services

Suite of Mental Health Resources for Students

What Can I Do with a BA in Sociology?

Please click on the links below for handouts that were recently given out at sociology department events.

Careers in Sociology & Searching for Jobs (.pdf)

Preparing for the Job Market (.pdf)

Career paths in Social Welfare & Social Justice(.pdf)

Career paths in Human Resources, Career Counseling, and Labor & Community Organizing (.pdf)


The Department of Sociology and faculty are committed to creating a supportive environment for student centered learning and achievement. Our students are exposed to all aspects of sociology and acquire sociological perspectives and the techniques for studying society. They learn to critically examine the value assumptions of our institutions and social practices, including the values and practices of our discipline itself. This reflexive stance is an essential element of sociological understanding. Our students will learn how sociology been used to solve problems for clients, foundations, agencies, and the community, and has contributed to social policy formulation and policy analysis. They will learn how sociologists engage in dialog and engagement with different publics in the civil society. Through their education, our students will understand that sociology and civil society are interdependent, both flourishing in an open and democratic discourse on the issues and crises of modernity.