Major in Sociology

Current UIUC students seeking to declare Sociology as a major, must complete at least one course in sociology (here, off-campus, or via test-based credit) AND have a 2.00 GPA or higher for those courses. Make sure to complete the linked form below, once approved you will receive an email. To learn more about the degree requirements, set an advising appointment or review the information below:

Declare or Add an Additional Major

Prospective students interested in learning more about our major or minors can set up a tour (in-person or online) by emailing

Transfers from Other Institutions can find information about admission requirements in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions Transfer Handbook. Sociology is listed on page 69. Prospective transfer students can also email or find more information about admission details, arrange on-campus visits and apply to be a Sociology major at the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. We recommend that transfer students complete a three-hour course that would transfer to the University of Illinois as SOC 100, Introduction of Sociology.