Study Abroad Opportunities through the Dept. of Sociology

Study Abroad Opportunities through the Dept. of Sociology

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Universities that you can study at:

Research Opportunities & Potential Funding


You attend a large, preeminent research university.   Research is taking place all around you.  But how can you participate in research, as an undergraduate Sociology major?

1) Check out Undergraduate Research @ Berkeley:

Student Organizations

The Sociology Department sponsors six undergraduate student organizations.  Student officers in these organizations work hard to offer programs and events designed to build community in the department and connect Sociology undergrads with faculty, grad students, and other members of the Berkeley community.

UC Berkeley Sociology Alumni Archive

Dear Alumni:

As part of the project to unveil the history of Berkeley sociology we are trying to build a community of alumni. We have made every effort to find as many of you as we can. To-date we have nearly 80% of the email addresses of our 600 plus doctoral students who have graduated since the department was established in 1946. By clicking on missing alumni you will see whom we have still not tracked down. If you can help us with any addresses please let me know.

Honors Opportunities: Departmental Citation

The Departmental Citation in Sociology is an award recognizing undergraduate excellence in the work of the Department, and will be awarded annually at the Commencement Exercises in May to one graduating Sociology senior.

Eligibility Requirements:

Minimum 3.7 major g.p.a
Completion of at least 100 units overall
Intent to complete all degree requirements by the summer term of the award year
Completion of at least 6 courses in Sociology (including transfer coursework)

How to Apply:

*New* Sociology Major Requirements - Effective Spring 2010

For students who declare Sociology anytime after December 18, 2009. Also, any other sociology major may opt to fulfill these requirements instead of the old requirements that were in effect prior to SP10. See here for the old Sociology Major Requirements.

Undergraduate Writing Resources

With support from the Teagle Foundation and Spencer Foundation , the Sociology Department undertook an initiative in 2008 to improve undergraduate writing. The result of this effort is Writing for Sociology, a comprehensive writing guide targeted to students in sociology courses. Professor Kim Voss has served as the faculty advisor for the project, and a number of dedicated graduate students, in their capacity as Teagle/Spencer Fellows, have helped to produce the guide.


  1. What courses do I need to take in order to declare the sociology major?
    Sociology 1, 5 and a course in either statistics or logic. Students may declare as soon as they are enrolled in their last prerequisites. They will also sign a statement indicating that if they drop the prerequisite they will be dropped from the major.
  2. Does Sociology offer a minor?
    Unfortunately, no.
  3. I took Sociology 3AC instead of Sociology 1, can I still declare the sociology major?

Transfer Student Information


Welcome to Cal!  We know that the transition from a community college to Cal is a big one, and that you are likely to have a whole host of questions.  We strongly encourage you to review the information provided since it may help to answer a few of your questions.  You should also feel free to contact an Undergraduate Advisor for additional questions or concerns.


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