Department Chair: Dr. Amy Guptill
The Department of Sociology at SUNY Brockport is dedicated to nurturing a "sociological imagination" in our students. First, we seek to teach our students that "things are not always as they seem." Second, we aim to develop in our students a deeper understanding of the ways their lives are influenced by a variety of social phenomena, including social institutions, interactions, and relationships, particularly as they relate to social inequality.
Our mission mirrors that of SUNY Brockport in that we seek to build student success by combining an interdisciplinary and liberal arts context with competence in concrete skills that are applicable in a variety of business, nonprofit, or governmental sectors of the communities in which we live and serve.