Welcome to the UCLA Department of Sociology. Founded in 1948, our department has produced more than 18,000 graduates and contributed to cutting-edge sociological research, in a rich array of subfields, for nearly 70 years. U.S.New and World Report consistently ranks our department among the top sociology departments in the nation. Our faculty occupy national and international leadership positions and have earned the highest recognition from professional associations, including the American Sociological Association, the National Academy of Sciences, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Our students go on to apply their sociological training in a broad range of careers, while making amazing contributions to their communities.