Department of Sociology
Why Study Sociology?
Sociologists do more than study society. They are people who endeavor to better understand the world around them. When you get a degree in sociology, you’ll learn:
- To synthesize information and arguments to make informed decisions
- Data analysis skills using real-world data and software applications
- Effective interpersonal communication and team work
- Writing and speaking for professional audiences
A major or minor in sociology can be used in a variety of career fields, including human services, criminal justice, business, education, communication, and advocacy work. It’s also a good foundation for those who want to pursue graduate or professional studies in sociology, law, counseling, and other fields.
The Sociology program at UND is unique because of its focus on student research and internship opportunities. The faculty will work with you one-on-one to find a good-fit experience that helps you build skills and prepares you for whatever next step you may take after college.
The Sociology B.A. is easily matched with other majors and degrees at UND, including Criminal Justice. With this pairing, you get not only two majors, but two degrees – a B.A. in Sociology and a B.S. in Criminal Justice Studies.
Sociology Alumni Snapshots