Sociology at University of California - Santa Barbara
UCSB is located in Santa Barbara, California and has a total student population of 25,057. Of the 6,327 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from University of California - Santa Barbara in 2019, 627 of them were sociology majors.
Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Sociology section at the bottom of this page.
UCSB Sociology Degrees Available
- Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology
- Master’s Degree in Sociology
- Doctorate Degree in Sociology
UCSB Sociology Rankings
The following rankings from College Factual show how the sociology progam at UCSB compares to programs at other colleges and universities.
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Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings
In terms of overall quality, College Factual ranked the sociology major at UCSB at 10 out of the 356 colleges and universities that were analyzed in the report. This puts the program in the top 5% of the nation. It is also ranked as the #3 school in California.
|Best Sociology Colleges for Non-Traditional Students||18|
|Highest Paid Sociology Graduates||167|
How Much Do Sociology Graduates from UCSB Make?
The median salary of sociology students who receive their bachelor's degree at UCSB is $30,200. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 2% higher than the national average of $29,700 for all sociology bachelor's degree recipients.
Sociology Student Demographics at UCSB
Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the sociology majors at University of California - Santa Barbara.
UCSB Sociology Bachelor’s Program
Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 18% more racial-ethnic minorities in its sociology bachelor's program than the national average.*
The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of California - Santa Barbara with a bachelor's in sociology.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Students|
|Black or African American||25|
|Hispanic or Latino||287|
UCSB Sociology Master’s Program
In the sociology master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 44% of degree recipients. That is 9% better than the national average.*
The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of California - Santa Barbara with a master's in sociology.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Students|
|Black or African American||1|
|Hispanic or Latino||2|
UCSB also has a doctoral program available in sociology. In 2019, 7 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.
Careers That Sociology Grads May Go Into
A degree in sociology can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for CA, the home state for University of California - Santa Barbara.
|Occupation||Jobs in CA||Average Salary in CA|
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
- Image Credit: By Nandaro under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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