Student review [53184] for University of California Los Angeles

Student review [#53184] for Sociology
at University of California Los Angeles - UCLA

Los Angeles, California, United States
26 May, 2023
Sociology Major is Severely Flawed

Firstly, UCLA was a good experience for me overall. I transferred during the pandemic, so it really was as good as it could have been all things considered. But my issue is that the sociology major does not in any way prepare its students with marketable skills, even if they are choosing to stay in academia. Undergrads are uninformed of research opportunities or they flat out do not exist. There’s no quantitative requirements for the major outside of basic stats, and no applied stats courses for sociology. There was 1 single course that was offered once in my two years there called Computational Methods in Sociology, so if you missed that class like I did you just didn’t have any opportunity to gain quantitative skills. It’s really unfortunate, especially when you compare the quality of the sociology program to Berkeley, I hate to say it. I had to fight a lot more than I feel I should have to get into research experience and I made it work, but the average student won’t and there’s not enough opportunities for all sociology grads to leave with employable skills.

Programme: Sociology
Degree: Bachelor's
Graduation: 2022
Campus: Los Angeles, California, United States
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