Sociology Stories



Mackenzie Griffith




Isaac Wells


Mackenzie Griffith

Mackenzie Griffith, a sophomore sociology major, at first was not sure what to declare as her major. She figured she would eventually change it but after taking a few classes she found that sociology was the perfect fit for her.


Isaac Wells

Isaac Wells has a wide range of interests in both natural and social sciences. He is in both the USTARS (for sociology) and UCARE (for chemistry) programs. The reason he loves both sociology and chemistry is their "practicality."

Craig Thor

Craig Thor

Craig Thor originally came to UNL to study mechanical engineering. After less than a year, however, he found that he had chosen the wrong major and switched to sociology.

Luke Novak

Luke Novak

Luke Novak originally majored in biological sciences but after taking a course with Dr. McQuillan became interested in the research opportunites that sociology could offer him. Now, he is a double major in both sociology and biological sciences and is involved in the USTARS program under D. McQuillan.

Connor Meza

Connor Meza

Connor Meza is currently a junior sociology major but began his time at UNL in the  business school. He took a few classes in sociology and realized that switching majors would better allow him to participate in research opportunities that he was interested in.

Destiny Myers

Destiny Myers

Destiny Myers began at UNL as a pre-med student. After some work in local elementary schools she found that she wanted to pursue a career in public health in order to work on improving current health care laws and systems.

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Emily Hum Continues Her Research

Emily Hum continues to work with the Sociology department, this time as a UCARE student. She has been aiding Dr. Christina Falci in analyzing analyzing data from an earlier study. Emily's experiences have helped her gain confidence in her studies and a more clear view of her plans for the future.

Michael Killingsworth

Emily Hum

Emily Hum, a sociology and psychology undergraduate, is in her second year as a USTAR student. She has been aiding UNL's Biosociology of Minority Health Disparities Lab in their research.

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SOCI 310A&B

Sociology 310A&B (Doing Sociology), is a year-long course that has been attracting many Sociology students who want to be able to engage in real-life experiences within their sociological research.

Michael Killingsworth

Michael Killingsworth

Michael Killingsworth, a Spring 2015 Sociology triple major graduate recieved the Alan P. Bates Outstanding Undergraduate Award for his research on the relationships between media, society, and law.

Harper Lee Anderson

Harper Lee Anderson

Harper Lee Anderson’s academic career at UNL has taken many turns. Now she's making major professional progress since becoming part of the USTARS.

Katie Moore

Katie Moore

Kourtney Kuyper, who is interested in medical research was given the opportunity to continue her passion through the USTARS program.

Patience Mudundulu

Patience Mudundulu

Patience became involved in research after joining the USTARS program. She was able to gain experience that will help her in her future plans.

Kourtney Kuyper

Kourtney Kuyper

Katie thanks her experience as a Sociology major to helping her develop a stronger awareness of the policies and ideas which influence the creation of laws.