Sociology (B.A., B.S.)
Understanding Social Behavior
Have you ever wondered why people act in the way that they do? Understanding the social forces that shape people and organizations is critical in today’s world. If people and their behavior capture your attention, then a sociology degree will help you delve into the social forces that influence our experiences, behavior and opportunities. Students take a wide range of courses exploring race/ethnicity, gender, inequality, social class, and social theory. Earning a degree in sociology will help you prepare for your career in non-profit organizations, local, state, and federal government, business, social services, environmental policy, social research and human resources.
- The sociology degree with an emphasis in criminology is available online and on-campus. Full-time, online students pay in-state tuition.
- An optional certificate program in diversity and inclusion is available.
- U of I’s 2+2 program allows students with a two-year associate degree to earn their bachelor’s degree in sociology-criminology in just two years.
- Sociology majors have the option of completing internships with local, state and federal agencies and organizations.
- Sociology students have the opportunity to work on research projects with faculty members, including projects on human rights, criminal justice policy and social issues.