Sociology enables us to understand how people and their everyday lives and actions are greatly influenced by much broader social structures, contexts and processes. At UNI, we encourage students to develop a comprehensive understanding of the nature and applications of sociological theory and methods. We also promote a learning environment where students are taught to value cultural diversity and pluralism and to engage in critical analysis of structures of power and inequality.
UNI sociology students develop skills employers want, like critical thinking and analytical reasoning, teamwork and leadership, empathy and emotional intelligence, and social justice awareness.
Sociology is a great major to pair with almost any other minor and certificate, from business, to communications, anthropology, psychology and many more.
Whether in the classroom, working on research, diving into a new project or helping you plan your next internship, these professors will greatly impact your future potential.
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Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology
Cedar Falls, IA 50614
Find your path.
Sociology’s unique courses will teach you how to critically think, analyze, examine and execute a variety of information. Courses like:
- Sociological Theory
- Race, Ethnicity and Social Justice
- Social Psychology
- Social Movements
- Sociology of Gender
Grow your future.
A bachelor’s degree in sociology provides graduates with a set of skills in high demand by many of today’s employers. Common career opportunities for the sociology B.A. graduate include but are not limited to:
- Social Services
- Community Development
- Marketing and Advertising
- University Admissions
- Educational Counseling
- Human Resources
- Health Services
- Public Relations
- Government Agencies
Beyond the classroom, you can find student organizations and events, internships and field experiences and opportunities to study abroad.
- Study Abroad in many countries around the world, including Australia, UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Iceland, Russia and China.
- Intern or complete your field experience through SAC's internship program.
- Join Sociology Club. The Sociology Club provides opportunities to learn how to do independent research & research with faculty, improve public speaking and professional development and learn from distinguished professor visits.
Not your average professor
Prof. Ashleigh Kysar-Moon teaches courses on statistics, medical sociology, society & mental Illness, childhood inequalities and social problems.
“She provides all the help possible and more so we can understand the content no matter our life circumstances. Her flexibility and willingness to work with her students is second to none!” – Sociology Student
“I love thinking critically about the world I live in and how I can help people, so sociology was a clear choice. Sociology is more important than ever, and it will help you to be a better thinker, writer, and team-member.”
– Bekah Bass, ‘21, current law student at George Washington University
“My training in sociology has provided me with an ability to identify, analyze, and make sense of vast, complex structural systems as well as the minutiae of interactions between individuals in society. Such a perspective is paramount to researching how universities operate and providing suggestions for policies and practices that can drive institutional-level changes.”
– Megan Tesene, ‘05 & ‘11, Director at Association of Public and Land-grant Universities