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.

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sociology honorees

Students from the Sociology Department were recognized for academic excellence at the annual HSS Honors Convocation on Sunday, April 9th, 2017. Congratulations to Megan Bissell, Holly Brimberry, Chase Chamberlain, Anna Jereb, Philip Kemp, Alexandra Kloehn, Chris Macdonald, and Jessica Weimer! View the full list of honorees here and check out more photos on the HSS Facebook page.

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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Congratulations to Sociology student Everardo Reyes, along with Melissa Chowning (Anthropology) and Emily Doerner (Asian Studies/Geography/GIS), on being selected to present their research at the 31st annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research, which was held in Memphis, Tennessee this April! 

Congratulations to Sociology student Everardo Reyes for winning the Robert & Ludie Dickeson Presidential Prize for Leadership Award!

Sociology students Megan Bissell and Marisol Jackson awarded 2017 Engaged Scholar Awards!

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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.


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