Sociology is a popular major at the University of Nevada, Reno and is an appropriate field of study for many students that pairs well with anthropology, communication studies, criminal justice, gender, race & identity, political science, psycholog and more. Students who graduate with a BA in sociology have a variety of career options such as domestic violence victims advocate, program evaluation researcher or marketing analyst.
The department offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology, a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education and Sociology (Packteach), a Master of Arts degree in sociology, a BA/MA accelerated program, and two minors: a Sociology minor and a Social Research Methods and Applied Statistics minor. The department also participates in the Social Psychology Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program.
Sociology is the scientific study of human societies and how they develop, are maintained, and change. Sociology analyzes a range of human social behavior from social interactions between individuals to global social processes, often focusing on the causes and consequences of social inequalities. Areas of sociological interest include gender, race, social class, culture, deviance, education, families, globalization, health, justice, media, politics, religion, well-being, work, sexualities and more.
The Department of Sociology is part of the School of Social Research and Justice Studies, whose purpose is to facilitate and encourage interdisciplinary social research, especially in social justice and related areas and to expedite and promote interdisciplinary teaching and development of degree programs among the constituent organizational elements making up the school.