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Welcome to the Department of Sociology at DePaul University. The study of sociology is the examination of varying 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, media, culture, and the arts. DePaul's Department of Sociology incorporates a curriculum that reflects this range, and we offer a wide variety of courses and concentrations organized around a strong core of methods (how we know) and theory (how we explain). Students within our program complete the their degree with the latest research skills and knowledge. The department is comprised of 16 full-time faculty, and adjunct professors who offer their professional expertise to our undergraduate and graduate students.

Bachelor’s in Sociology

DePaul’s bachelor’s program in Sociology provides students with a basis for understanding and participation in their own communities and enables them to pursue careers and occupations in professions related to sociological knowledge and training.

Sociology (BA)Sociology (Minor)

Master’s in Sociology

DePaul’s master’s program in Sociology is designed for post-graduate students interested in specialized training in topics of their choosing and engagement with the broader community through research, advocacy and service.

Sociology (MA)Combined Degrees


Sharing Social Knowledge Conference

The SSK Conference showcases the research work of undergraduate students who have completed scholarly or creative projects with a faculty member or from a sociology course.

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Sociological Perspectives Journal

Newly housed in the Department of Sociology, this journal provides graduate students the opportunity to learn about research, writing and the publication process in the field of Sociology.

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Sociology in a global city

Our location in the heart of 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. Many of our alumni go on to pursue professional degrees in areas that include law, public health, criminal justice, social work, public policy, marketing, and management of businesses and non-profit organizations, as well as the MA degree in Sociology.

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