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Our faculty are well-established experts, leading cutting-edge research, creating highly collaborative outreach opportunities and building a strong foundation of scholarship. 


The Sociology Ph.D. program prepares students for teaching 
and research positions in the academic environment or professional industry. 

Social Science Café

The Social Science Cafe is a place where people come together, relax with a cup of coffee or a mug of beer, and talk about society. Sessions last roughly an hour and

usually involve one person giving a brief discussion on a social issue or academic topic, followed by plenty of time for questions and open conversation. All events are

free and open to the public. Our goals are to promote intellectual curiosity, encourage vigorous discussion of social issues, and build a sense of community among the

diverse scholars, students and people of Morgantown, West Virginia.


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Research Center on Violence

The Research Center on Violence is a grant-funded organization that  researches some of the biggest issues affecting communities across the nation, including rape, robbery, and crimes against the environment. With the help of government grants and nonprofit projects, experts try to learn everything they can about violence in order to assist with prevention, awareness, and education efforts.

Learn about the center