Program at a glance

How much does it cost? 

Learn more about how to afford a degree from the University of Nevada, Reno.

How can I learn more?

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How do I apply?

Open to all undergraduate students. Applicants must have a high-school diploma or GED. Learn how to apply.

What will I learn in a sociology degree program?

Students interested in the study of society and social classes should major in sociology. The Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology at the University of Nevada, Reno is a good option for students with a desire to pursue careers in criminal justice, political science and journalism, among other industries. Upon completion of the program, sociology students will have improved analytical and writing skills as well as enhanced research and statistical analysis skills.

Courses offered by the Department of Sociology examine the development of social classes, gender roles, racial prejudices, social analysis of politics, economic structure, the development of modern industrial society, religion, law and a variety of other issues relevant to the study of society and social structure. Sociology majors in the College of Liberal Arts study the theoretical understanding of major social issues through critical thinking and practical application of research skills through training in statistics and research methods.

Areas of emphasis in the sociology program

  • Minors in the sociology program

    The Department of Sociology at the University of Nevada, Reno also offers a minor in sociology, as well as a minor in social research methods and applied statistics, for students interested in examining social classes, political analysis and the development of modern society.

You can afford the University of Nevada, Reno

76% of students receive financial aid

Almost everyone is eligible to receive some kind of aid. We offer need-based and merit-based forms of financial aid to help you afford college.

54% of all students graduate with no debt

That's right. More than half of our students leave the University of Nevada, Reno with no student debt.

Life's a journey. Honors makes it meaningful.

At the University of Nevada, Reno Honors College, our students maximize their unique gifts and passions through a series of personalized experiences that deepen their capacity for transformative societal impact.

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