DePaul's Sociology program is designed to provide you with the critical thinking skills needed to effectively observe people in social groups and institutions. The program explores sociological research and theory, as well as specific topics and courses in applied sociology.
When you major in Sociology, you can choose from one of five concentrations:
- Dynamics of Urban Society
- Health and Human Services
- Law, Crime and Criminology
- Sociology of Culture
Faculty members are active researchers and scholars who bring years of independent study and knowledge into the classroom. Their interests cover such topics as urban space and time, visual documentation of urban neighborhood gentrification, youth gangs, the dropout problem in Chicago schools, and many others.
Chicago is a laboratory for research and observation with its ethnic communities, economic development and urban issues. As a Sociology student at DePaul, you will have the opportunity to access Chicago's rich and diverse culture through service opportunities, field experience, and internships.
We also offer a combined bachelor’s/master's degree program in Sociology and a combined bachelor's in Sociology/master's in Secondary Education Social Sciences degree. Both programs allow you to complete a bachelor's degree and a graduate degree in five years.