Examine social and cultural diversity, social inequalities, and contemporary, often controversial, social issues such as poverty and homelessness, crime and social deviance, globalization and international conflict, race and ethnic relations, physical and mental health, and the changing roles of women and men. Explore the differences across cultures and within the United States in peoples’ experiences of such areas as family life, education, work, and religion.

About the Major

Courses in five world regions further develop an appreciation for social and cultural variations, helping you understand the nature and impact of globalization.

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Graduate Outcomes

Josh Epkins ’19

After graduating, Josh was accepted to Boston College and is pursuing a Master’s in Clinical Social Work. While at OWU, Josh participated in volunteer service opportunities with the Delaware County Juvenile Court and with the Columbus Initiative.


Department Contact Info


Elliott Hall
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3835
F 740-368-3644

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Department Chair

Paul S. Dean
Associate Professor of Sociology and Social Justice
Elliott Hall 211