Why study sociology at UND?

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Human behavior and social interactions are endlessly fascinating. Studying sociology gives you insight into some of today's most pressing social issues and provides you with the skills employers want: problem-solving, research design, data analysis, communication and collaboration.

The B.A. in Sociology at UND combines a liberal arts background with in-depth study in sociological concepts. The program offers a great deal of flexibility, allowing you to combine your interests and create your own program of study.

The Sociology major includes:

  • Core courses in theory, research methods and statistics
  • A capstone course to showcase your skills
  • Elective coursework in deviance, family, gender, health and aging

The department also offers a minor in sociology.

Sociology at UND

  • Conduct research with award-winning faculty.

  • Present your research at local and regional conferences.

  • Gain experience in the field through community internships.

  • Join the Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society.

Sociology Careers 


Median salary for sociologists

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Sociologists


Median salary for human resources managers

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Human Resource Managers


Sociology is one of the most flexible majors around, leading to careers with organizations as diverse as community health centers, the FBI and universities nationwide.

Many of our graduates successfully pursue graduate degrees in sociology or related disciplines. The major is also an excellent path to law or medical school.

A major in sociology leads to rewarding careers in areas including:

  • Corrections
  • Environmental activism
  • Hospital administration
  • Housing management
  • Human resources
  • Juvenile court systems
  • Market analysis
  • Higher education
  • Rehabilitation counseling
  • Writing

UND Sociology Major Alumni

Sociology alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:

  • American Lung Association
  • Communicare, Inc.
  • Community Options, Inc.
  • Amazon.com, Inc.

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