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 minor to pair with almost any other major, from business, to communications, anthropology, psychology and many more. UNI’s sociology program also offers multiple certificates for a customized path of study.
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 Bartlett 1126 Cedar Falls, IA 50614
SOC 1000 Introduction to Sociology 3 or SOC 1060 Social Problems SOC 2010 Research Methods 3
Electives in sociology (SOC prefix) 15
Total Hours 21
Students are advised to take Introduction to Sociology and Research Methods before taking any other sociology courses.
Not more than 9 semester hours of credit from SOC 4501/5501 , SOC 4500/5500 , SOC 4502/5502 , and SOC 4198 (980:198) may be applied toward the minor, except with the approval of your advisor and department head.