Following the campus guidelines for Coronavirus all UC Davis classes, lectures, seminars, labs and discussion sections will move to virtual instruction and remain virtual through the end of Fall quarter 2020, including final exams. Given this, the department’s administrative functions have moved to remote work conditions. To contact staff members of the department via e-mail or phone, please go to our administrative staff contact page.

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Majors and Minor

The Department of Sociology offers two majors: sociology and sociology-organizational studies, both of which lead to bachelor of arts (A.B., from the Latin "artium baccalaureus") degrees.

Careers for Sociology Majors

What can you do with a degree in sociology? Plenty.


In alignment with the campus directives regarding precautions surrounding COVID-19, the ANT, ME/SA, and SOC Advising Office is now physically closed. Our Advisors remain available and will be offering academic advising appointments to students through Zoom online or by phone. Once you have scheduled your appointment in the online appointment system, your advisor will reach out to you via email with instructions on how to connect with them.

Academic Honors

Students majoring in sociology can distinguish themselves and establish momentum toward grad school by qualifying for and participating in the department's academic honors program.


Numerous internship, award, research and curriculum enhancement opportunities are available for undergraduate students in the UC Davis Department of Sociology.

Study Abroad

Expand your horizons, literally and academically, through the UC Davis Study Abroad program.

Sociology Department Orientation Session