Sociology

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  • There are many exciting 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.

    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 filter options or search for unique program traits like internships or research. Additional programs might have acceptable coursework, but this list shows the primary locations where Sociology courses may be available.

    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." 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.  Without this, courses taken elsewhere cannot count toward fulfillment of the major/minor.

    FAQs

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    How many courses from study abroad can count towards the Sociology major?

    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.