Sociology (B.A.)

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.

Department of Sociology

Curriculum & Requirements

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Related Minors

  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Anthropology
  • Urban Studies
  • Women’s Studies

Selected Courses

  • Racial Issues
  • Social Change
  • Sociology of Gender
  • Sociology of the Environment