Sociology & Anthropology

Sociology and Anthropology are the broadest of the social sciences. Sociology is the scientific study of human relationships. Sociologists seek to understand the ways that often unseen social forces shape our lives. Anthropology is the holistic study of human biology and culture across time and place. Anthropologists typically work within one of four sub-disciplines: archaeology, biological anthropology, linguistic anthropology, and socio-cultural anthropology.


These disciplines are particularly useful to graduates entering the 21st century labor force. Our rapidly changing and increasingly diverse world offers both opportunities and monumental challenges. Sociology and Anthropology give you the analytical skills to understand such challenges and the tools to improve our societies at all levels – from the neighborhood to the world community.


Through the study of Sociology and Anthropology, students gain access to concrete skills relevant to a broad range of careers, such as family and social services, law, business management and leadership, health and medicine, marketing and survey research, and nonprofit organizational administration. Graduates of our department receive the quality education necessary to pursue graduate work in a variety of fields.


Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

Bachelor of Science in Sociology


Minors Offered

Sociology Minor

Anthropology Minor


Other information

All coursework taken for the Sociology major, minor, and Anthropology minor must be completed with a grade of “C“ or better.



Arts and Sciences Hall, Room 383





    Student Groups

UNO Sociology Club – open to all students interested in discussing all things sociological!


UNO Student Anthropology Society – bring yourself, your lunch, and your interest in Anthropology!


Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD) – an active chapter of the International Sociological Honor Society.  For more information visit