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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, January 6, 2015

UCSB Department of Sociology Ranked Number One

The rankings, which appeared in USA Today, cite coursework in gender, sexuality, race, globalization and other social movements

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) — The Department of Sociology at UC Santa Barbara, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, has been ranked number one in the country, according to College Factual, an online resource of data-driven information designed to assist prospective students as they navigate the college and university selection process.

College Factual cites the program at UCSB as one of the largest in the country, noting coursework offerings in gender studies, sexuality, race, globalization and other social movements that help students understand human social interaction.

According to the rankings report, which appeared in USA Today, sociological theories and methodologies at UCSB are supplemented with liberal arts courses to provide students with a well-rounded education. Furthermore, UCSB sociology graduates typically enter the work force earning an average starting salary of $44,000 and increasing to $73,000 at the mid-career level.

To view the complete story, open the attached news release, or go to http://www.news.ucsb.edu/2015/014706/ucsb-department-sociology-ranked-number-one

The software to download the attached PDF is free and downloadable at http://www.adobe.com/products/reader.html

Contact

Andrea Estrada
(805) 893-4620
andrea.estrada@ucsb.edu
George Foulsham
(805) 893-3071
george.foulsham@ucsb.edu
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