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Phone: (920) 424-2030
Sage Hall, Room 4610
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UW Oshkosh Sociology

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 employers and grad schools in many fields. It also produces global perspectives and more engaged citizens—empowering (sociological) imagination for life.

Majoring in Sociology at UWO

At UWO, the major requires 33 credits, so finishing a degree in 4 years is very doable. Majors and minors get to know their professors and peers as members of a community.  View the major check sheet (PDF).

They also have the option to choose an emphasis in:

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

An internship is required for each emphasis.

Minor in Sociology at UWO

Students can choose to minor in sociology, which requires 21 credits. The minor can be paired with a variety of majors and students can also choose one of the three emphases for their sociology minor. View the minor check sheet (PDF).