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.

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Study Abroad This Summer! Cross-Cultural Comparisons of Sport will be offered July 13-15, 2017. Travel to London & Barcelona to compare and contrast youth player development to U.S. techniques...and see professional soccer matches, tour Wembey and more in the process!


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 being held in Memphis, Tennessee this April! 

Ben Itangishaka, a UNC Sociology and Political Science alumnus, shares some of his story as a refugee on a blog for the nonprofit Jimbere Fund, where he volunteers. Itangishka is currently studying Global Affairs at NYU.

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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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