Analyze Society and Achieve Social Change

Sociology is the study of social structure and the causes and consequences of human behavior. Sociologists investigate group dynamics, organizations, institutions, social identities, and daily human interactions. Sociology offers broad scope and relevance for research, theory, and the application of knowledge to address social problems in virtually any work environment. Sociology prepares students with marketable skills for work in both public and private job sectors including education, health, government, social advocacy, and reasearch.

News and Announcements

The Department of Sociology has an opening for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor. 

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The Sociology Department is now accepting applications for Spring 2017 GATA Assistantships.


The Sociology Department had a team of Graduate Students win first place in the Client Problem-Solving Competition at the 2016 Association of Applied and Clinical Sociology Annual meeting! Congratulations to Lauren McDonald, Mitch Staut, Jamie Krushensky, and Adrianna Smell for this wonderful accomplishment!!


Explore Sociology at UNC

UNC offers a diverse, engaged sociology program, with small class sizes and the opportunity to work side-by-side with your professors. Learn more about the faculty you'll meet and explore UNC's unique sociology program in this video.


Social Research Lab

Founded in 2007, the Social Research Lab was founded in 2007 to serve UNC and the surrounding community by utilizing highly trained faculty and undergraduate and graduate students to produce affordable, customized research solutions. It reflects UNC's commitment to community engagement and experiential learning.

The SRL's two main goals are:

  • To provide high-quality assistance with research design and implementation for research projects with non-profit, for-profit and municipal clients
  • To provide training for graduate and undergraduate students in research methodologies and project management.


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