The Department of Sociology

At UNL’s Department of Sociology, our students learn directly from faculty whose work is taught in classes around the country.  These globally connected, interdisciplinary, professional educators choose to produce that fascinating, meaningful, engaging research here because we value creativity. We value risk-taking. We value innovation. 

We seek students who are similarly eager to tackle great challenges — and life-changing experiences. And we invest in them.  In a dynamic, collaborative, supportive environment, we provide resources and unmatched research opportunities, helping students build versatile skills that make them not just hirable, but marketable and secure.

Students come here because of our professional advising, our energetic Undergraduate Sociology Association and our relevant internships. They love our dedicated computer lab, our smaller class sizes, our education abroad opportunities, and our lively colloquium speaker series.  Many of our undergraduate students gain invaluable experience working hand-in-hand with faculty researchers at our Bureau of Sociological Research. And our award-winning faculty members actually teach some of our required courses.

Our program’s graduates go on to careers in teaching, non-profits, government agencies, research companies, and everything in between. Some of our graduates hold high-ranking positions at major organizations that actively hire our current graduates.

At the Department of Sociology, we’ll help you discover your passion.  So you can let curiosity move you.

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Seal of Excellence

Award-winning Gender Equity

We have received the SEAL OF EXCELLENCE from the Sociologists for Women in Society organization for showing a commitment to both the presence of women faculty and importance of gender/inequality scholarship.

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How to Apply

Let curiosity move you to start your story at the College of Arts and Sciences. With more than 30 majors in the college alone, specialized programs of study to match any interest area, the opportunity for hands-on experience through our nationally acclaimed undergraduate research program and a campus located at the heart of an innovative college city community of more than 250,000 people, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln offers the ideal Big Ten collegiate experience for students at an affordable cost.

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