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The Sociology department offers a major and a minor – both online or in-person or a mix of both types of classes! Our program offers maximum flexibility in choice of class format and in choice of courses.

Explore our student resources to get a taste of what life as a UWM student is like. Successful college students take advantage of all the resources available to them and graduate, not just with a degree, but with a full resume of experiences that can lead to that first post-college job or acceptance to their preferred graduate program.

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Prospective Students (not yet enrolled at UWM)

Prospective students, contact our admissions counselor at or 414-229-7711.

Current Students

General questions such as how to declare, how to change a major, general education requirements, etc. should be directed to the College advising office at or 414-229-4654.

Specific questions about Sociology, such as research opportunities, internship opportunities, major requirements, etc., should be directed to the Sociology Department.

Undergraduate Programs

In addition to the Quantitative Social Data Analysis certificate below, which Sociology leads, explore other certificate programs that are popular with our students. Sociology faculty are involved with these certificates as well.

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Ready to Declare?

Select the declaration that’s right for you, and you will find more instructions on how to declare and what to expect.

Recommended Resources for Sociology Students

Understand who your advisors are and the ways they help you successfully navigate college life.
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The Sociology major and minor are available for completion entirely online. Learn more about how the online program works
View Online Education
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Experience matters just as much as a degree. Learn about internships and professional development.
Visit Internships & Professional Development
Understand how to create a scholarship application and sources of funding.
View Scholarships & Awards
Earn honors in the major or join the UWM Honors College.
View Honors
See what our alumni have done with their sociology degree.
View Resources & Outcomes
Find friends with similar interests through career-oriented organizations, social clubs, and community activities.
View Organizations
Tutoring, accommodations, mentor programs, and more.
View Help
See all the options for electives and sample syllabi.
View Courses

Campus Resources

UWM offers a wide range of on-campus resources, such as academic support and mental health resources. Students also find community within our student centers.

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