Develop the critical thinking skills needed to effectively observe sociological topics and become equipped to conduct sociological research.

Chicago is a laboratory for research and observation with its ethnic communities, economic development and urban issues, giving you the opportunity to access Chicago's rich and diverse culture through service opportunities, field experience and internships.

We offer the 3+3 BA/JD Program, which allows high-achieving first-year undergraduate students to be admitted simultaneously to the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (LAS) and the College of Law (LAW). You’ll complete your first three years in LAS and your final three years in LAW.

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.


Sample Courses:

  • Social Problems
  • Statistics
  • Sociological Theory
  • Research Methods
  • Work in a Globalized World
  • Social Work and Social Welfare
  • Social Deviance
  • Police and the Urban Community
  • Mass Media and Culture

Program Concentrations/Tracks:

  • Cities, Action, Power and Practice
  • Health and Human Services
  • Law, Crime and Criminology
  • Sociology of Culture
  • Standard

Career Options

Common Career Areas:

  • Public policy
  • Criminal justice
  • Governmental work
  • Education
  • Social services
  • Law
  • Human rights
  • Conflict resolution and strategy


92 percent of 2017 Sociology graduates were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment after graduation.

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