- 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
- To address social phenomena and social problems associated with racial, ethnic and other group relations, socio-cultural
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 is the investigation of interpersonal and intergroup relationships, 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.
Two options are available in this major:
- Sociology - Bachelor of Arts Degree
or Sociology - Bachelor of Science Degree
- Sociology 7-12 Teaching Subject Endorsement - Bachelor of Science in Education Degree
A Sociology minor is available to students pursuing majors in other disciplines or programs.
Courses with the prefix SOC are offered by the department.