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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 social causes and consequences of human behavior. In this major, 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 will be prepared to help make a positive difference in the world through investigative research and through identifying social trends.

The Sociology major at the University of Nebraska at Kearney:

  • Gets you out of the classroom
  • Provides a background and base for countless job opportunities
  • Complements other majors and minors better than any other degree
  • Opens the door to graduate school
  • Provides both an in-class and online degree path

Career Opportunities with this degree

  • 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

Place UNK Graduates Work

  • 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
Shana Rutherford

“The Sociology program provided me with the tools to serve my community in the manner I felt drawn to. It has unlocked in me a desire to understand my community fully.” “The best part about the UNK sociology department is how flexible it is. As a non-traditional student, flexibility was the only realistic way that I was able to complete my degree. I enjoyed various topics that I was able to explore in my sociology courses. It helped me define my career goals.”

Shana Rutherford