The University of Chicago’s sociology department was first in the United States, stewards the oldest sociology journal and continues to sponsor pathbreaking research. Chicago training in sociology confers deep understanding of social organization and human relations, along with skill in drawing inferences from data, which have made it attractive for students considering careers in business, social media, data science, education, law, marketing, medicine, journalism, social work, politics, public administration, and urban planning. Chicago’s sociology education forms an excellent basis for specialized graduate work, and affords entry to careers in federal, state, and local agencies, as well as into business enterprises, private foundations, and research institutes. Chicago’s sociology program provides a preeminent foundation for students considering careers in advanced research and university teaching. The program is designed to meet the needs of diverse students, and allows students to declare a student-designed specialty that reflects their coursework and B.A. thesis research, such as social policy or social analytics.
Click here to see the college's course catalog entry on the undergraduate sociology program.
Undergraduate Program Chair, James Evans
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies, Jenny Trinitapoli