Top Sociology Colleges

As a sociology major, you’ll learn how factors such as race, gender, socioeconomic status, age, and education levels impact organizations and societies. You may choose from among a host of specialty areas including: Sociology of Health and Medicine, Urban Sociology, Sociology of Families and Populations, Social Data Research, among many other concentration offerings that vary by university.

Earning a degree in sociology will prepare students for careers in a wide array of careers including public health, market research, linguistics, education, tourism, archaeology, as well as a number of other diverse vocational tracks.

What do you need to make it in a Sociology program?

Future sociologists need to be interested in other people, world cultures, team projects, and be strong readers and writers who are capable of conducting independent research. The majority of collegiate sociology programs require a good deal of study in the areas of history, sociology, statistics, urban studies, and psychology.

Your Sociology College Checklist:

  • Do they offer my particular concentration area of interest within the sociology field?
  • What is the professional background of the faculty?
  • How many students are in each class?
  • Do professors allow undergraduates to assist them with research projects?
  • Will you have the opportunity for hands-on learning in the surrounding community or abroad?
  • What type of guest speakers in the field appear on campus?
  • Is a senior thesis/research project required?
  • For those who wish to enter academia, how do graduate programs in sociology view your prospective undergraduate institution?
  • Is the degree program a B.A. or B.S. degree?

The Top Sociology Colleges & Universities

While sociology is a major that can lead to a myriad of employment opportunities, those that wish to stay within academia will find a highly competitive environment. Schools that are held in particularly high regard by professionals, employers and students include Brandies University, Princeton University, and Indiana University. For a complete list of College Transitions Top Sociology Colleges and Universities, click here.

*College lists are compiled on the basis of counselor interviews, guide books, exhaustive internet searches (of college and departmental websites), and data provided by The College Board and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).


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