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Meet the Sociology Department.

Sociology is the scientific study of social life.

Sociology prepares students to think critically, conduct research, analyze data and communicate effectively with diverse populations—skills sought by grad schools and employers in many fields. It also produces global perspectives and more engaged citizens—empowering (sociological) imagination for life.

Sociology at UWO

At UWO, the Sociology major requires 33 credits, so finishing a degree in four years is very doable. Students in the program get to know their professors and peers as members of a community.

Sociology majors also have the option to choose an emphasis in one of the following:

  • Organization, community and environment
  • Social control, deviance and criminology
  • Human diversity and social inequality
  • Public Administration

An internship is required for each emphasis.

The Sociology minor requires 21 credits. It can be paired with a variety of majors and students can also choose one of the three emphases for their sociology minor.

Another option for a minor is our 21-credit Health, Humanities and Sociology minor. This interdisciplinary program is for students interested in public health, medicine, nursing, population studies, health administration, or who seek to develop their health-related education through perspectives beyond the traditional, biomedical lens.

Students can also elect to complete the Social Equity & Diversity certificate. This nine-credit certificate is a great for students interested in areas such as social services, organizational leadership, human resources, management, community organizing, health fields, population studies, teaching, and public administration who are seeking to further develop their intercultural knowledge and competency. 


Department of Sociology & Public Administration

(920) 424-2030
Sage Hall, Room 3003 or 3464

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