To seek an understanding of the changes and development processes of social life;
To develop comprehension, insight, analytical approaches, scientific inquiry approaches, liberal arts perspectives, and information-processing capabilities;
To address social phenomena and social problems associated with racial, ethnic and other group relations, sociocultural change, societal institutions, population dynamics, community disorganization, social conflict, social welfare and policy, deviance, effects of technological change, and major social problems;
To prepare those students who wish to attend graduate school.
Sociology participates in the Social Science Teaching Field Endorsement. See History for requirements.
A Sociology minor is available to students pursuing majors in other disciplines or programs.
Sociology is the investigation of interpersonal and intergroup relationships, the forms of organization in human life and consequences for humans. Sociological perspectives and competencies provide an essential basis for considering numerous career opportunities in conjunction with other UNK programs. Careers in government, business, social agencies, transportation, commerce, law, medicine, and information and data use are a few of the opportunities with this major. Further information is available through the Department offices.