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Sociology (UW-Milwaukee)


Students of Sociology explore the vast range of human relationships. This includes the structure of families, organizations and societies, the social causes and consequences of human behavior, and how people interact within different contexts.

Individuals with a BA in sociology are often employed in research positions, especially those dealing with the implementation and evaluation of social programs, as well as in business, marketing, and helping professions. Career opportunities for Sociology majors include: social research, business administration, marketing and market research, banking, counseling, community development, health services, journalism, group and recreation work, sales, teaching, human resources and personnel management, and social services.

UWM Sociology graduates are equipped with specific, marketable, technical skills. They know how to analyze data, interpret statistics, and perform research to form theories and draw conclusions. At UWM, students in the Sociology program learn how to process large volumes of information in a logical and consistent manner using the latest software tools.

Students earning their degree with a Sociology major take the same courses as traditional students attending classes in. Students may also choose to attend an in-person class at any point in their UWM college career or may choose hybrid or blended courses which have elements of both online and in-person education.

Not all online courses are offered every semester so students are advised to carefully plan their schedule in consultation with their advisor.

Admission Requirements

Students interested in pursuing a Sociology major must first be accepted to UWM following the regular online admissions process at  Students may indicate on their application that they intend to major in sociology. Since there is no difference between the online program and the in-person program, there is no place on the application that requests information about whether a student intends to take classes online or in-person.
Once admitted to UWM, student may formally declare the Sociology major completing between 15 and 75 credits towards a degree.

Degree-Granting Institution

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

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