Sociology at Nebraska is research oriented, providing training in pure and applied research. In the master's program students receive training in research methods and theory and pursue a broad course of studies before writing a thesis. At the Ph.D. level students acquire a more specialized knowledge of sociology.
Main Areas of Concentration:
- Health/Mental Health
- Social Inequalities: race, ethnicity, class, gender
- Survey Research/Quantitative Methods
Additional Areas of Study:
- Crime and Deviance
- Qualitative Methods
- Social Psychology
- Sociological Theory
- Women's and Gender Studies Program
- Survey Research and Methodology
- Environmental Studies
- Institute for Ethnic Studies
- African American & African Studies
- Latino Research Initiative
The department offers especially strong programs in the sociology of the family; social inequalities; race, ethnicity, class and gender; and sociology of health/mental health. Biweekly student-faculty study groups meet to consider issues and discuss research in these areas. Graduate students in the department also obtain significant teaching experience and participate in a formal seminar on college teaching issues.
Graduate Progam Guidelines
The guide describes the procedures of the Graduate Program in the Department of Sociology. These Guidelines supplement the requirements published in the Graduate Studies Bulletin of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Although some sections of the Bulletin are reproduced here for easy reference, students are advised to study the requirements set forth in that document as well as the Sociology Guidelines. Keep in mind that the final responsibility for following all policies and meeting all requirements and deadlines for graduate programs rests with the student.
Students are subject to the Guidelines in force at the time they begin course work. Procedures may be changed or modified during the year. Consequently, careful attention should be given to the minutes of the faculty meetings and other departmental memos as they are circulated. If the Guidelines change during their program, students may elect to follow subsequent revisions or modifications of the Guidelines.