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B.A. in Sociology

B.A. in Sociology

  • QS World University Rankings
    30
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 24 months
Sociology The study of social institutions, collectivities, and groups. Psychology Focuses on behavior at the individual level. Anthropology Focuses on smaller groups and their cultures. Concentrations Economic Sociology and Global Development Environment and Society Social Data Research Social Inequality: Class, Gender, and Race Sociology of Health, Medicine, and Science Sociology of Law/Law and Society Urban Sociology Major Requirements The department offers preparation for students who want to pursue careers in a wide range of fields. It provides an excellent background for all professions involved in the major institutions of modern society, such as business, public administration, law, medicine, journalism, communications, planning, research, and teaching. The department also emphasizes the sociological perspective as a fundamental part of a liberal education and a broad understanding of the world. Students may also declare an area of concentration within the sociology major. Sociological Courses: Two courses in sociology at the 100 or 200-level This excludes SOC 101: First-Year Seminar and SOC 226: Sociological Analysis Three courses in methods of social research* SOC 226: Sociological Analysis SOC 303: Analysis of Social Data SOC 329: Field Research & Methods SOC 306: Sociological Theory Six additional 300-level sociology courses** SOC 398-1,2: Senior Research Seminar may count as 2 of the 6 courses. SOC 376: Topics in Soc. Analysis may count repeatedly with different topics and adviser approval. Although SOC 399: Independent Study may be taken more than once, only 1 unit may count toward the major. **A Chicago Field Studies course may count with adviser approval.** Four related 300-level courses with adviser approval. Related departments are: African American studies, American studies, anthropology, Asian American studies, communication studies, economics, gender and sexuality studies, global health studies, history, international studies, Latina and Latino studies, legal studies, linguistics, philosophy, political science, psychology, science in human culture, statistics, or other fields selected with the approval of an adviser.

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