Sociology (B.A.)

Sociology (B.A.)

  • Sociology — the study of social life — investigates topics ranging from the intimate family to the hostile mob, from crime to religion, from racial divisions to shared beliefs
  • The Department of Sociology is committed to maintaining teaching standards that effectively prepare students to pursue productive employment, post-graduate and advanced graduate degrees, and to fulfill actively its responsibilities regarding community involvement and service.

In the vast network of social connections, understanding the causes and consequences of human behavior is key to unlocking many of the world’s greatest questions and controversies. Sociology — the study of social life — investigates topics ranging from the intimate family to the hostile mob, from crime to religion, from racial divisions to shared beliefs. As a sociology major at UNO, you’ll acquire a firm grounding in the sociological theories and research methods that will help you navigate these complex issues.

Because sociology spans so many areas, you’ll want to select a focus in social theory, race relations, social inequality, statistics, population problems, or others in the department. During your four years you’ll gain practical experience through faculty-guided research and internships with local agencies and action organizations. With a particular emphasis on environment and gender studies, our professors will encourage you to join their research on the effects of environmental disasters on communities and neighborhoods.

With a sociology degree from UNO, you will be ready to pursue advanced degrees in areas such as social work, law and counseling, or enter the work force in a role such as teacher, researcher or administrator. Whatever your path, your sociological background will help guide you to success.

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Department of Sociology

Degree Requirements

Minor in Sociology

Sociology (M.A.)

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