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 research.

 News and Announcements

 Congratulations to the below Sociology faculty for receiving HSS awards:

  • Excellence in Teaching: Harmony Newman
  • Diversity in the Classroom Honorable Mention: Andrew Prelog

Dr. Cliff Leek is the President of the American Men's Studies Association. Recently he was quoted in a New York Times article discussing the field of maculinities studies.


In this podcast, Dr. Cliff Leek discusses men's complicity in sexual violence and the role of male feminism.

Episode 21 - What's the Role of Men in the Feminist Movement?

Dr. Josh Packard participated in a panel discussion in Baltimore on reasons young people feel detached from religious institutions. A story about the discussion was aired on Minnesota Public Radio on Jan 25, 2018.

Read about the panel and listen to the audio story

The UNC Sociology Department has been ranked #21 in the nation for online sociology degrees with the best value by SR Education Group, an education research publisher founded in 2004. 

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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.

Explore Social Research Lab

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