Bureau of Sociological Research (BOSR)

It is the mission of the Bureau of Sociological Research to provide quality social science research services in support of the goals of the Department of Sociology, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and the State of Nebraska. The Bureau of Sociological Research is designed to provide direct research services to faculty, outreach and consulting to state agencies, and support for graduate and undergraduate education on social science research.



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Public Policy Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center provides a unique opportunity for policy makers and researchers to work together to address the challenges of local, state, and federal policy. Center researchers combine professional expertise with rigorous academic methods and a commitment to stakeholder involvement.


Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Consortium - Methodology & Evaluation Research Core Facility

The Social & Behavioral Sciences Research Consortium (SBSRC) is inspired by a vision of the University of Nebraska’s premier excellence in social behavioral sciences research, characterized by highly visible, well-funded, coordinated, transdisciplinary research that solves vital societal problems.  Through our Methodology and Evaluation Research Core Facility (MERC) we provide state-of-the-art methodological support and services that promote and sustain excellence in the social and behavioral sciences through active collaborations with existing centers, initiatives, and units. The facility includes service units that support innovative approaches to sample design, data collection, analysis, and evaluation in a collaborative environment of transdisciplinary research.

Undergraduate and graduate students and interns are an important part of our team of applied social and behavioral research professionals.  They will experience a wide array of hands on research experiences in the community by teaming up with experienced program evaluators who work on a variety of local, state, and national evaluation projects and grants.  We conduct internal and external evaluations, including quantitative and qualitative methods, in order to assess program outcomes in multiple areas including, health and mental health, drug use and abuse, child welfare, public policy and STEM educational outreach programs.  Please contact Dr. Trish Wonch Hill if you are interested in an internship experience (unpaid) at SBSRC-MERC at

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USTARS in the Sociology Department

Undergraduate Sociology Teaching and Research Students (USTARS) assist Sociology faculty or advanced graduate students with research. USTARS can earn income or credit. Students much find a faculty member or advanced graduate student who needs assistance, write a description of they work that they will do, and work with Brandon Bosch to determine if the project can qualify as an internship for credit if they want credit.