• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (ARWU) Milwaukee, WI, United States
The UWM Department of Sociology welcomes you! Sociologists try to look systematically at the world, to go beyond “common sense” and “what everybody knows” in order to uncover the fundamental patterns that shape our interdependent lives. The sociology department can help you learn how to look at the world in a new way. 
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Overview

Sociology is the study of the social world around us, the social causes and consequences of human behavior. Sociologists investigate the structure of groups, organizations, and societies, and how people interact within these contexts. Since all human behavior is social, the subject matter of sociology ranges widely, from the family to the anonymous crowd, organized crime to organized religion, from inequality along the lines of race, gender and social class to the shared beliefs of a common culture, and from the sociology of work to the sociology of sports.

Sociology offers a unique way of observing and understanding the social world in which we dwell. Sociology looks beyond taken-for-granted views of reality to provide deeper, more illuminating and challenging understandings of social life. Through its particular analytical perspective, theoretical approaches, and research methods, sociology expands our awareness of social relationships, cultures, and institutions that profoundly shape both our lives and human history.

Sociology also helps us to understand more clearly the forces shaping the particulars of our own lives. The ability to see and understand this connection between large-scale social forces and personal experience, what C. Wright Mills called “the sociological imagination,” offers invaluable academic preparation for our personal and professional lives in an ever-changing society.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Statistical Thinking in Sociology
  • Research Methods in Sociology
  • History of Sociological Theory

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    68

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  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    520

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General Requirements

Academic Preparation in High School

High school graduation (or the equivalent) is required for admission. We carefully consider your academic preparation, as evidenced by the pattern and rigor of your high school coursework, class rank (if available), overall GPA and grades in specific courses related to your intended major at UWM.International

Undergraduate Application Process

  • Apply Online
  • Pay the Application and Evaluation Fees
  • Send Academic Records
  • Send Proof of English Language Proficiency
  • Other Requirements

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20844 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20844 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    20844 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20844 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    9565 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9565 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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