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About the Sociology Degree Program

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Sociology is the study of the social life, social change, and the societal causes and consequences of human behavior. With a Sociology degree from UNK, you will learn technical and analytic skills, gain a global perspective, and explore the complexity of the causes and consequences of human behavior.

Sociologists study a broad array of topics including the intimate family, organized crime, politics, race, gender and social class. You'll be prepared to help make a positive difference in the world through investigative research and through identifying social trends.

Because of both the broad scope of study and the focus on critical thinking and interpersonal analysis, a Sociology degree prepares students for a wide range of career opportunities. This degree also pairs well as a second major, and provides a strong foundation for graduate study.

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Online Sociology Degree Program

As an online Sociology student at UNK, you'll receive a quality and affordable education as well as the same degree as our on-campus students. Request Info Student Resources Online Curriculum

Sociology Program at a Glance


Credit Hours

General Studies requirement has been reduced to 30 credit hrs allowing more freedom and making it easier to transfer to UNK.

Degree Received

Sociology, BA BS

Minor Offered

Sociology minor available online and on-campus


Great Value

UNK is the most affordable Nebraska university and most students receive significant financial aid

Kaytlyn Preitauer

"The sociology program has changed my perspective and made me a critical thinker, especially when it comes to trying to understand other people’s views, cultures and lifestyles." "The program has allowed me to open my eyes to the diversity of the people around me and has given me a desire to break down stereotypes in my own life and in society."

Kaytlyn Preitauer


What can you do with a Sociology Degree

Learn more about the types of jobs and common employers that Sociology graduates work for.


  • Social services
  • Administrative support
  • Management
  • Education
  • Sales and marketing
  • Market Research
  • Public Policy
  • Healthcare
  • Social science research
  • Public relations
  • Government
  • Human resources
  • Law
  • Teaching
  • Data Analysis


  • Greenpeace USA
  • Nebraska AIDS Project
  • S.A.F.E. Center
  • YMCA
  • Colonial Life
  • Gallup
  • County Probation Office
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Improve Care Management
  • Lyons Living Center
  • Public High School