The Department of Sociology at Rice University aims to educate undergraduate and graduate students and further on-going sociological research. As a member of the School of Social Sciences, we offer four-year Bachelor of the Arts degrees and Ph.D. degrees. For those seeking further education/research-opportunities past a doctoral level, we also offer a post-doctoral program.

Kimbro and Parsons recognized with award for superior teaching

Sociology professor Rachel Kimbro and psychology lecturer Sandra Parsons received the 2015 George R. Brown Award for Superior Teaching, which honors top Rice professors.

Nearly 70 percent of evangelicals do not view religion and science as being in conflict

Media and popular culture might portray religion and science as being at odds, but new research from sociologist Elaine Howard Ecklund suggests just the opposite.

Eviction can result in depression, poorer health and higher stress

Eviction from a home can have multiple negative consequences for families – including depression, poorer health and higher levels of stress – and the side effects can persist for years, according to new research from sociologist Rachel Kimbro.

Code Red Task Force recommends plan to increase Texans’ access to health insurance

A Texas-sized prescription is needed to expand health insurance coverage for residents of the Lone Star state and to prevent the loss of billions of dollars in federal assistance for the state.