Best Sociology colleges in California 2021

Best Sociology colleges in California for 2021

Stanford University
Stanford, CA
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Stanford University offers 3 Sociology degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 41 Sociology students graduated with students earning 17 Bachelor's degrees, 17 Master's degrees, and 7 Doctoral degrees.

The Department of Sociology at Berkeley was established in 1946 and in the decades that followed was responsible for creating and developing sub disciplines of sociology including symbolic interaction and deviance, sociology of law, political sociology, industrial sociology, historical and comparative, social theory and collective behavior, religion, culture. Undergraduate courses range from large lectures to intimate seminars, with plenty of opportunities for research that incorporate other social sciences and professional schools on campus. Not only can you get a PhD in sociology at Cal, there is also a PhD program in sociology and demography. There is no M.A. program available, but those accepted into the PhD program can receive their M.A. on the way to being awarded a PhD. Outside of required courses the sociology department also sponsors six undergraduate student organizations. In addition there is the Berkeley Sociology Forum, an intellectual center that addresses issues of a comparative, global, historical, theoretical and methodological nature.

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The UCLA Department of Sociology was founded in 1948, and boasts a faculty of internationally renowned scholars and award-winning instructors who are addressing a wide range of topics from the dynamics of social interaction to the impact of globalization. The Student Research Program (SRP) gives students the opportunity to do research and work individually with participating faculty members. Juniors and seniors are able to participate in the Social Enterprise Academy (SEA) a two-quarter course offered by the Division of Social Sciences that mentors non-profit organizations in developing new social ventures to create earned income opportunities.

In addition to non-profit experience the SEA provides students with market research, consulting, teamwork, networking, and public speaking skills. Not sure what you want to do after graduation? The upper division Careers in Sociology course helps students learn about the many career opportunities available to sociology majors and teaches students to use their interests, needs and skills to make effective career choices. The department accepts applications for the PhD program only, however students may be awarded an M.A. on the way to being awarded a PhD.

UCSB has one of the largest sociology programs in the country, and is a leader in the areas of gender, sexualities, and feminist theory, the sociology of culture, race and ethnicity, Latina and Latino studies, globalization and its effects, social movements, conversation analysis and social networks. While the faculty is well known for its research, there are also ample opportunities for undergraduates to hone their research skills, either individually with professor supervision, or by participating with a faculty member on their research. There is also an honors program available which gives students the opportunity of graduating with “Distinction in the Major.” Applicants to the graduate program are not able to only pursue an M.A. degree, but are admitted with the intention that their ultimate goal is to be awarded a PhD degree. However, this is dependent upon successful completion of the M.A. requirements and defense of an M.A. thesis.

University of Southern California offers 3 Sociology degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 82 Sociology students graduated with students earning 65 Bachelor's degrees, 11 Master's degrees, and 6 Doctoral degrees.

University of California-San Diego offers 3 Sociology degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 114 Sociology students graduated with students earning 105 Bachelor's degrees, 5 Doctoral degrees, and 4 Master's degrees.

University of California-Davis offers 3 Sociology degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a small suburb. In 2019, 287 Sociology students graduated with students earning 276 Bachelor's degrees, 6 Master's degrees, and 5 Doctoral degrees.

University of California-Irvine offers 3 Sociology degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 273 Sociology students graduated with students earning 250 Bachelor's degrees, 12 Doctoral degrees, and 11 Master's degrees.

University of California-Santa Cruz offers 3 Sociology degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 242 Sociology students graduated with students earning 237 Bachelor's degrees, 4 Master's degrees, and 1 Doctoral degree.

Claremont McKenna College offers 1 Sociology degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb.

List of all Sociology colleges in California

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Stanford University Logo Stanford University Stanford, CA
5/5
11 : 1 17,249
University of California-Berkeley Logo University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA
3/5
24 : 1 43,185
University of California-Los Angeles Logo University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
3/5
21 : 1 44,371
University of California-Santa Barbara Logo University of California-Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA
3/5
24 : 1 26,314
University of Southern California Logo University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
5/5
22 : 1 48,321
University of California-San Diego Logo University of California-San Diego La Jolla, CA
3/5
28 : 1 38,736
University of California-Davis Logo University of California-Davis Davis, CA
3/5
22 : 1 38,634
University of California-Irvine Logo University of California-Irvine Irvine, CA
3/5
26 : 1 36,908
University of California-Santa Cruz Logo University of California-Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, CA
3/5
29 : 1 19,494
Pomona College Logo Pomona College Claremont, CA
5/5
7 : 1 1,637
Claremont McKenna College Logo Claremont McKenna College Claremont, CA
5/5
8 : 1 1,346
University of California-Merced Logo University of California-Merced Merced, CA
3/5
22 : 1 8,847
University of California-Riverside Logo University of California-Riverside Riverside, CA
3/5
26 : 1 25,547
San Diego State University Logo San Diego State University San Diego, CA
2/5
37 : 1 35,544
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo Logo California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo, CA
3/5
24 : 1 21,426
Santa Clara University Logo Santa Clara University Santa Clara, CA
5/5
15 : 1 8,669
University of San Francisco Logo University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA
5/5
23 : 1 10,636
Occidental College Logo Occidental College Los Angeles, CA
5/5
10 : 1 1,985
California State University-Fullerton Logo California State University-Fullerton Fullerton, CA
2/5
40 : 1 40,445
University of the Pacific Logo University of the Pacific Stockton, CA
5/5
16 : 1 6,447