Letter from the Director of Undergraduate Studies

Section 1

Welcome to the Department of Sociology

Undergraduate education is highly valued in the Sociology Department.  In recent years, several of the Sociology Department’s faculty have been named to the University’s List of Teachers Rated as Excellent by their Students.  Further still, we are pleased that we can count several Sociology faculty as among those receiving college and campus teaching awards as well.  The Sociology faculty are also active researchers which further enhances the classroom experience and provides valuable training for students interested in careers as sociologists.

The Sociology major at the University of Illinois prepares a student for a variety of career options, developing skills ranging from research design to writing and presenting reports to diversity awareness.  Career options include administration, advertising, banking, counseling, community planning, human resources, social services, and social research.  Sociology also provides a valuable foundation for post-graduate training in any of the social sciences and for professional training in fields such as law, medicine, and social work.

The Sociology Undergraduate Handbook contains information about the requirements of the Sociology major at University of Illinois, the Sociology Department at large, and how to get the most out of your experience as a Sociology major while at the University of Illinois.

Please feel free to contact the undergraduate Advising Office should you need assistance during your career here at the University of Illinois. 

Nicole Holtzclaw-Stone
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Department of Sociology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Advising Office: 
3070 Lincoln Hall 
(217) 333-4903