Prepare to impact the world by understanding how society and inequality shape the lives and outcomes of individuals and groups. Gain the research, communication and analytical skills that allow you to succeed in many careers.
Sociology students gain transferable skills to work in professions devoted to improving opportunities for people, including education, law, social work, counseling, health care, nonprofits and government agencies. We offer a B.A. degree focused on communicating effectively and a B.S. degree more focused on research careers.
Work in a world-class experimental research lab where students can engage in original research with faculty members.
Complete a capstone independent research course to earn the optional Distinction in Sociology with your degree.
Apply for a department fellowship opportunity of $1,500 in support of undergraduate research with a faculty member.
Analyze data using statistical tools, design research, apply critical thinking, and solve problems creatively.
What You’ll Study
Learn to analyze and interpret data using statistical tools, and contribute to conversations surrounding gender and racial discrimination, class, poverty and other social inequalities. Along with the Carolina Core courses, you'll study sociological research methods, statistics and sociological theory and complete a capstone research project.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Examining and interpreting information to uncover insights and inform decision making
Considering the perspectives and experiences of other individuals, groups or communities
Breaking down complex problems or situations to identify patterns, connections and solutions
Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments
Analyzing and synthesizing information to identify patterns and connections
Gathering and analyzing information to increase knowledge or solve problems
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
- Government Worker
- Non-profit Worker
- Law Enforcement
- Law Enforcement