The UM Sociology Undergraduate program endeavors to provide students with an understanding of the interplay between social structure and the development of individuals. Sociologists study social life, social change, diverse communities and their interactions, and they use social statistics, ethnography and demographic methods to find empirical answers to complex social questions. Studying sociology can help foster your creativity, innovation, critical and analytical thinking, and communication and collaboration skills, all of which are essential skills and in high demand in today’s complex and fast changing job markets. Numerous internship/research opportunities are available for undergraduate students in the UMAC Department of Sociology. Our undergraduate students have opportunities to conduct original research under supervision of a faculty member and to publish research papers in international journals. Many of our undergraduate students were admitted to graduate programs in top-ranked universities, including the University of Oxford, the University of Chicago, the University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, the University of Rotterdam, SOAS, and the London School of Economics and Political Science, to name a few. Our sociology graduates are in high demand in a variety of occupations that require analytical and critical minds and our sociology students have found employment in government institutions, schools, NGOs, the media industry, banks, companies, and public relations among others.
Aims and Objectives
To offer high-quality academic training in the field of sociology, with specific reference to both global developmental trends and the local transformations in Macao. And to help students broaden their social vision and thereby enhance their ability to critically reflect upon their personal lives and social issues, as well as the intricate relations between the two.
Medium of Instruction
The medium of instruction is English.
In accordance with the University Admission Regulations, applications through Admission Examination will require English I, and Mathematics B.
For students admitted in 2010/2011 and before: Graduation requires a completion of a minimum of 144 credits, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (i.e. an average grade of C), and a passing grade of all compulsory/required elective courses.
For students admitted from 2011/2012 onwards: Graduation requires a completion of a minimum of 132 credits, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (i.e. an average grade of C), and a passing grade of all compulsory/required elective courses. Note that you can re-take a course if it is less than C (i.e., D or F), but the maximum score you can get is a C, however you do in the re-take, and no matter how many times you re-take it.
(Important!) Programme revisions announcement 2017/2018
For students admitted from 2017/2018 onwards:
For students Minor in Sociology
For students admitted from 2011/2012 onwards:
For students admitted in 2010/2011 and before:
● Study Plan
● List of Courses
● Course Descriptions
FORMS & INFO
■ For students admitted in 2010/2011 and before:
- Declaration of Specialization
- Major in Sociology
- Major in Social Problems and Social Administration
- Major in Contemporary China Studies
■ For students admitted from 2011/2012 onwards:
■ Course Equivalence
■ Textbook Information
■ Time Table