Sociology is the scientific study of human behavior and interaction, which is greatly influenced by religious, ethical, and social beliefs. A degree in sociology can lead to endless employment opportunities in the following areas: criminal justice, education, research and planning, government, business and industry, and human services. Job titles include teacher, counselor, administrator, manager, and analyst. Sociologists prepare reports; examine how social influences affect different individuals and groups; design research projects to test social issue theories; and analyze and draw conclusions from data collected through surveys, observations, and interviews.
Vital skills include critical-thinking, communication, and problem-solving. Sociology majors devote a lot of time to writing and research. Instruction includes social theory, race and ethnicity, humanities, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and urban sociology. Students also have the option of specializing in a wide range of topics: gender, poverty, crime, and education are just a few.
The 2010 median pay for sociologists was $72,360, but the entry-level education was at the master's degree level. There are two types of sociology master's degree programs: traditional programs and applied, clinical, and professional programs.
University of Illinois at Chicago 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 91 Bachelor's degrees, 15 Master's degrees, and 8 Doctoral degrees.
Loyola University Chicago offers 3 Sociology degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 43 Sociology students graduated with students earning 33 Bachelor's degrees, 7 Master's degrees, and 3 Doctoral degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of Chicago Chicago, IL||12 : 1||17,452|
|University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL||19 : 1||32,324|
|Wheaton College Wheaton, IL||14 : 1||3,004|
|Northern Illinois University Dekalb, IL||21 : 1||16,609|
|Elmhurst College Elmhurst, IL||22 : 1||3,453|
|Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL||20 : 1||17,159|
|DePaul University Chicago, IL||25 : 1||22,064|
|Northeastern Illinois University Chicago, IL||25 : 1||7,423|
|Valparaiso University Valparaiso, IN||12 : 1||3,502|
|Roosevelt University Chicago, IL||21 : 1||4,071|
|University of Wisconsin-Parkside Kenosha, WI||27 : 1||4,388|
|Dominican University River Forest, IL||20 : 1||3,029|
|Benedictine University Lisle, IL||31 : 1||4,401|
|Carthage College Kenosha, WI||16 : 1||2,742|
|Saint Xavier University Chicago, IL||27 : 1||3,623|
|Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, IL||16 : 1||6,515|
|Chicago State University Chicago, IL||16 : 1||3,039|
|Lewis University Romeoville, IL||28 : 1||6,359|
|North Park University Chicago, IL||23 : 1||2,892|
|Judson University Elgin, IL||29 : 1||1,233|