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Admission Office | 312-362-8300 ​

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:

  • Standard
  • 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.

Internship Possibilities

  • Aids Legal Council
  • Cabrini Green Legal Aid Clinic
  • Chicago Crime Commission
  • Chicago Police Department
  • Christopher House
  • Gang Crime​ Prevention Center
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Hull House
  • Jobs for Youth
  • Pilsen Neighborhood Community Center
  • Rainbow House Chicago
  • Southwest Chicago​ PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter)​​


What can you do with this degree?

  • Advocacy
  • Consulting
  • Human resources
  • Law enforcement
  • Legal aid work
  • Mental health services
  • Military service
  • Nonprofit work
  • Organizational programming
  • Public policy
  • Public relations
  • Recruiting
  • Rehabilitation
  • Programming
  • Social services