Students participating in the 2015 Sharing Knowledge Conference hosted by the Department of Sociology.
Sociology is the study of groups, institutions, interactions, and the self in society. Sociologists explore areas such as law and society, health-care institutions, family life, criminology, urban development, social psychology, sports, education, political and economic behavior, and media, culture, and the arts.
Our curriculum reflects this range and we offer a large variety of courses and concentrations organized around a strong core of methods (how we know) and theory (how we explain).
Our location in Chicago gives students access to internships, community-service placements, and field research experiences as well as the many opportunities of a global city. With its ethnic diversity and global economic dynamism, Chicago serves as a unique setting for research, public service, and career development.
Our students complete the program with up-to-date research skills and knowledge.