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Department of Sociology

Message from Department Chair regarding COVID-19:

We are open and ready to support you!  You can reach us by phone at (909) 537-5541 or visit us in SB-327A. You can also reach us by email:

Yamira Murga, MPA
Administrative Support Coordinator

We will respond as quickly as possible. Please keep a close watch for new announcements. Many of them, as well as several resources, can be found on CSUSB's Return of the Pack.

Thank you and stay safe.

Ethel Nicdao
Sociology Department Chair


Sociology Department faculty


The Sociology Department is composed of diverse and experienced faculty whose teaching and research expertise contribute to students’ intellectual and professional development to address social inequalities and contribute towards social justice and equity. We offer a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, a Sociology minor, and a Certificate in Gerontology. Our faculty also teach in interdisciplinary programs including Gender & Sexuality Studies, Ethnic Studies, Social Sciences, and the Master of Arts in Social Sciences & Globalization.

Our curriculum is designed to prepare students to examine and analyze social phenomena from a sociological perspective. Through our student-centered and applied coursework, students develop critical analysis skills, theoretical and methodological proficiencies, research experience, and internship/service-learning opportunities that prepare them for graduate degrees and professional careers.


Faculty News

Dr. Annika Anderson's work with Project Rebound was featured in the following article titled: From Incarceration to Higher Education, Project Rebound Paves Path to Success

Dr. Arianna Huhn (Anthropology) and Dr. Annika Anderson co-authored a Museum & Society article titled Promoting Social Justice through Storytelling in Museums.

Dr. Paloma Villegas was named coordinator of the Masters Program in Social Science and Globalization.


Isabella Cantu is going to be an Aggie! She was accepted with full funding to the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Davis. Isabella begins her PhD this coming fall. We are so proud of you! Go Yotes!ic