Admissions: Future students

Sociology is a relevant discipline for anyone interested in society, social institutions, and social relationships. Students can study social issues related to the Detroit area, U.S. society or the world. Areas of interest include urban issues, race and ethnicity, sex and gender, health and illness, families, crime and deviance, religion, the workplace, aging, poverty, and more.

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Transfer students

We are excited to hear you are considering Wayne State University as your transfer destination and thank you for your interest in our sociology program.

During your appointment, you can learn more about transfer credit, important deadlines, resources and other support services available to you. To see what courses qualify for transfer credit, see our Course Equivalency Tool.

Graduate admissions

We no longer require the GRE for the graduate application.

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Why study sociology in Detroit?

Studying sociology in Detroit is ideal for persons interested in understanding how economic and racial inequality works in America. Detroit's history and present serve as a complex case study of how large corporations, such as auto and real estate, shape political debates and the unequal opportunities available to citizens based upon their race, geography, and skills. Wayne State's sociology program provides fundamental skills in social research with a wide range of courses examining social dynamics.