Majoring in Sociology

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Follow this link for information on requirements for a major in Sociology.  Students also fulfill the College of LAS requirements for general education categories, language, residency, advanced hours, and a minimum of 120 hours to qualify for graduation.  If you are considering declaring a major in Sociology please read over all the information in this section PRIOR to scheduling an appointment with a Sociology Advisor.


Follow this link for information on Departmental Distinction and College honors requirements.  The process for Departmental Distinction eligibility review begins when the College of LAS sends the Department a list of students whose overall GPA is greater than 3.25 which occurs in the latter part of the Fall and Spring semesters.


The Sociology Department gives out four Undergraduate Awards.


The two most known and active organizations in the UIUC Sociology Department are the Soc Club and AKD. More information on both organizations can be found by following this link.

Expanding Your Horizons

Follow this line for introductory information on Internships, Independent Study, and Study Abroad.  All use link at the left of this page for further information on Departmental Internships Abroad.

Planning Your Future

Follow this link for information on Careers in Sociology, grad school information, and contact links for the UIUC Career Center which houses a significant amount of information and support for students seeking career counseling or grad school information, applications, and grad school exam procedures and schedules.