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Sociology

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What is Sociology?

As a Sociology student, you’ll learn about the inner workings of society. This major offers a distinctive set of conceptual tools to help you understand the complexity of the social world and solve problems related to it. You’ll delve into social statistics and be trained in research methods to better understand social diversity and social change. You’ll also develop practical skills like creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, global understanding, and excellent written expression in the classroom and through hands-on learning opportunities.

Career Options

  • Human resources
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Nonprofit work
  • Social work
  • Sociology

Post-Graduation Success1

72% employed or continuing education

55% employed after graduation

17% attending graduate school

$36,822 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: Verizon Wireless, Wachington DC Metropolitan Police Department, Vivid Seats

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Chicago

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

25 - 31 ACT Score

1180 - 1450 SAT Score

3.26 - 3.76 High School GPA

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $12,036
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,180
  • Total: $31,390

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $29,178
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $48,872

International

  • Tuition: $31,552
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $51,246
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