Sociology

Sociology

We use science to solve social problems.

Whatever you want to become, think about how crucial it is for you to understand how individuals interact, how groups like family and school affect our lives, and how social systems help or hinder us. Sociology allows you to study all of these and apply them to any profession. With sociological training, having a keen sense of the world you work in gives you an edge in the professional world.

Top 3 skills learned:

  1. Social science research methods and data analysis
  2. Critical thinking skills
  3. Writing and oral communication

The "A-Ha" moment for students: When you realize you can use the skills gained with a sociology major to pursue a course of study and career options tailored to your individual interests and talents. Typically, this occurs after you meet with one of the sociology faculty one-on-one so that the faculty get to know you as an individual. This allows you to design a personalized yet guided course of study frequently including research and internship options most closely aligned with your interests.

Major in Sociology

Major: Bachelor of Science, Sociology, 37 credits

Application process:  Majors are declared through the College of Arts and Sciences. To be accepted with a major in Sociology, you must take Introduction to Sociology earning a grade of "C" or better. Additionally, you must take another 3-credit hour course in Sociology or Anthropology earning a grade of "C" or better. If you are in the process of completing or have not completed these requirements, then your application may be deferred or rejected.

Course Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credits Per Course

Cross-Listing

SOC 101

Introduction to Sociology

3

SOC 301

Social & Cultural Theory

3

ANT/AMS

SOC 312

Research Design for the Social Sciences

3

ANT/HAP

SOC 314

Statistics for the Social Sciences

4

ANT/HAP

SOC 411

Social Inequality and Stratification

3

ANT/AMS

SOC 499

Capstone: Applying the Social Sciences

3

ANT

307-570

18 credits from our upper division courses

3-6/course

New Electives:

 

SOC 322

 

Victim Advocacy: Policy and Practice

*Corresponds to Nebraska Victim Assistance Academy offered as a one-week training every summer

SOC 323

Crime, Victimization and Urban Environments

MAGIS Core: Doing Social Science

SOC 540

2040 Initiative Seminar

Integrated course with the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Law


Minor: Sociology, 18 credits

Application process:  Minors are declared through the College of Arts and Sciences. To be accepted with a minor in Sociology, you must take Introduction to Sociology earning a grade of "C" or better.

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