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Bachelor's in Sociology, BA

Expand Your Worldview with a Degree in Sociology

Develop your political consciousness and an understanding of your place in the world. As a sociology major, you’ll learn how social forces shape our identities and structure class, race and gender inequalities. You’ll examine social problems and prepare to make change.


Why Roosevelt for your Bachelor's

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A place to belong

At Roosevelt, you’re part of a supportive community. Faculty know students and students know the faculty.

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Faculty making a difference

Your professors are experts in areas at the forefront of social change: race and ethnic relations, urban sociology, education and youth advocacy. You’ll learn about local-global connections and how to work for a more socially just world.

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Career guidance

Your courses will take you into Chicago neighborhoods to study urban issues. Connect to internships and research opportunities through our research centers:


“Graduating from Roosevelt set everything in motion. I took a Community Organizing class, and it just blew my mind. It taught me that the protest is part of a strategic campaign, that it’s about consistently pushing the conversation.”

Richard Wallace, BA ’16
Founder of Equity and Transformation (E.A.T.)

“Roosevelt changed my life and the course of my career. I had the right tools to be a better advocate because I understood the systems set up against communities like mine.”

Gina Ramirez, MA ’14
Midwest Outreach Manager at Natural Resources Defense Council