A major in Sociology within the College of Arts and Sciences is a valuable and flexible program that provides students with vital skills, including analytical thinking, creative problem solving, and effective written and oral communication, making meaning out of data through analyses, and greater understanding of social and cultural differences among people. These skills create versatile professionals, as well as more enriched and more engaged family members, volunteers, and citizens.
We encourage students to take courses that interest them most, which are relevant to a wide variety of career paths. Students may pursue broad training in sociology or may pursue one of our five focus areas: Crime/Deviance; Family; Health; Inequality; and Social Research.
Complete details about the requirements for the Sociology major and minor, our 5 Sociology in Focus areas, internship and research opportunities, courses, and student resources are available in the Undergraduate Handbook (below). Please contact the Sociology Academic Advisor Sociology Department at Sociology@unl.edu with any questions.