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There are many wonderful options all over the world for Sociology Majors and Minors to study abroad. Studying abroad will allow students in this program to explore institutions, cultures, and societies and create comparisons to the United States.

This page contains information that will assist Sociology Majors and Minors in determining how to integrate study abroad into their Brandeis careers.

| FAQs | Sample of Approved Programs | Study Abroad Liaison | Receiving Credit in Sociology | Funding Information |


  • Q: How many courses from study abroad can count towards the Sociology major?
  • A: As per department policy, at most two courses can count towards the Sociology major and come from outside the department. This includes study abroad, other courses taught at Brandeis, and other transfer courses.

For information about the Sociology Department please visit their departmental website.

Sample of Approved Programs with Sociology Coursework

Visit the Brandeis Approved Programs List to review a comprehensive list of programs that offer Economics  coursework. Click on "Advanced Search" to find programs with internship options.

Study Abroad Liaison

To assist students with their academic choices abroad and to help answer any questions about receiving major/ minor credit while abroad, each academic department and program has assigned a faculty member to serve as the Study Abroad Liaison. Sociology majors/minors who plan to study abroad should speak with the study abroad liaison before they go abroad, and again once they have returned from study abroad.

The liaison for Sociology is Prof. Carmen Sirianni

Receiving Credit in Sociology

Before going abroad, you can find out whether a specific course will or will not count as an Sociology elective by speaking with the Study Abroad Liaison in Sociology. It is strongly recommended that you do this prior to going abroad.

In order to formally request Sociology credit for the course, you must  fill out a "Petition to Request a Substitution for a Requirement." Additional information can be found on the registrar's website. You should do this as soon as you're notified by the Registrar and the Study Abroad office that your credits from abroad have been processed. After filling out the form and gathering the necessary paperwork, please make an appointment to meet with the Study Abroad Liaison as listed above. Without this, courses taken elsewhere cannot count toward fulfillment of the major/minor.

Funding Information

Visit the Study Abroad Financial Information page to read more about funding your study abroad experience.

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