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Sociology

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What is Sociology?

In this major, you’ll learn about the inner workings of society. Sociology students gain a distinctive set of conceptual tools. These tools can be used to understand and solve the problems in our complex social world. Our program will teach you research methods that will help you better understand social diversity and change. You'll learn both in the classroom and through hands-on opportunities. Students will gain analytical skills by delving into social statistics. Students will also develop creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and excellent written expression.

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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