The Department of Sociology offers a Bachelor of Arts. Sociology — the study of social life — investigates topics ranging from the intimate family to the hostile mob, from crime to religion, from racial divisions to shared beliefs. As a sociology major at the University of New Orleans, you'll acquire a firm grounding in the sociological theories and research methods that will help you navigate these complex issues.
Student Learning Outcomes
College of Liberal Arts
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
- Students will learn the basic theoretical and methodological paradigms in sociology and how they are applied in various substantive areas of the discipline.
- Students will learn essential components of research design, data collection, and data analysis necessary to conduct their own sociological research projects.
- Students will learn how to critically evaluate and analyze scholarly research reports.
Because sociology spans so many areas, you'll want to select a focus from topics such as:
- social theory
- race relations
- social inequality
- population problems
- or others in the department
During your four years you'll gain practical experience through faculty-guided research and internships with local agencies and action organizations. With a particular emphasis on environment and gender studies, our professors will encourage you to join their research within communities and neighborhoods.
With a sociology degree from UNO, you will be ready to pursue advanced degrees in areas such as social work, law and counseling, or enter the work force in a role such as teacher, researcher or administrator. Whatever your path, your sociological background will help guide you to success.
Not all courses are offered every semester. To see a list of current courses, please see our online catalog.
Students must complete the following requirements for a minor in Sociology: