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Professional Sociology Associations

Sociologists have a developed a large number of regional, national, and international professional associations. A selection of these are represented below.

Regional Associations

North Central Sociological Association

NCSA is the regional professional association that includes Ohio University. Attend its annual meeting, and participate in its student essay competition.

Other Regional Associations


National Associations

The American Sociological Association (ASA)

ASA is the national professional association of sociologists. What do sociologists study? See the list of ASA sections, the interests of its members. The ASA site also contains a helpful discussion of sociology and careers.

Association of Black Sociologists (ABS)

Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS)


National Area Associations
(alphabetical by field)

Applied Sociology

Society for Applied Sociology (SAS)

Criminology /
Criminal Justice

American Society for Criminology (ASC)
Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS)


Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)


Law and Society Association (LSA)


Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR)

Rural Sociology

The Rural Sociological Society (RSS)


Society for Social Studies of Science (4S)

Social Problems

Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP)

Symbolic Interactionalism

Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction (SSSI)


International Associations

The British Sociological Association

The European Sociological Association

The International Sociological Association


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