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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

Dr. Angie Henderson and Sociology graduate student Megan Lundstrom recently published an article, Understanding Trafficker Recruitment Strategies Through Cultic Theory," for Delta 8.7, a project of the United Nations University Centre for Policy Research.

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UNC Sociology M.A. graduate, Tasha VanMarter, was selected as one of Channel 7's Everyday Heros! 

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Dr. Cliff Leek on Public Radio, WBUR's Here & Now:  "Amid Kavanaugh Allegations, Rethinking The Common Refrain 'Boys Will Be Boys.'"

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Dr. Angie Henderson participated in a Bear in Mind podcast regarding sex trafficking in our own backyard.

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Dr. Rebecca Beals was named Principle Investigator on an evaluation grant assessing the effectiveness and impact of a National Science Foundation program aimed at increasing undergraduate graduation rates and the representation of racial/ethnic minority students in science, technology, engineering and math graduate programs. 

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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