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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 as you gain a global perspective on complex issues.

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 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

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


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