Undergraduate Sociology


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.

Because sociology spans so many areas, you'll want to select a focus from topics such as:

  • social theory
  • race relations
  • social inequality
  • statistics
  • 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.

Degree Requirements | Example Courses Offered

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:

Degree Requirements