Dr. Mikaila Mariel Lemonik Arthur
“The fascination of sociology lies in the fact that its perspective makes us see in a new light the very world in which we have lived all our lives.” – Peter Berger
Jeffrey W. Farland
Higher Education Administration Assistant II
Our students develop and apply knowledge, skills, conceptual understanding and values to solve real-world problems.
The Department of Sociology administers three programs: the sociology major, the justice studies major and the gerontology minor. Because of considerable overlap in course requirements across the sociology, justice studies and gerontology curricula, many students are able to pursue a double major or combine a major in one program with a minor in another.
Rhode Island College is an exclusive member of the Common Application. All students applying for undergraduate admission must complete the Common Application. This includes freshmen, transfers, second degree students, readmits and international applicants.
The NSC fellowship provides BIPOC faculty with a nurturing and supportive community while they engage in professional development.
“Why is our economy built on taking loans and taking on debt to meet basic human needs?” asks RIC Associate Professor Tamara Nopper.