University of Evansville


With a comprehensive curriculum and award-winning faculty, the University of Evansville's sociology program prepares students for successful careers in both graduate school and the professional field.

General Sociology Programs

Sociologists study how behavior is influenced by our social environment, including the informal groups and large social organizations to which we belong. Students seeking to explore and learn about society and human behavior will find the opportunity to challenge themselves and sharpen their analytical and theoretical skills in UE's general sociology programs. These programs require mastering a broad range of analytics and theoretical skills, and are designed for students who seek a learning environment that will challenge them to make the most of their abilities.

  • The sociology major prepares students for a wide range of occupations in research, applied sociology, social work, criminal justice, law, social planning, business, and counseling and health care management.
  • More than 60% of sociology students double major. Popular pairings include psychology, criminal justice, communication, history, and public health.
  • Sociology majors scored in the 97th percentile on the 2014 Sociology Major Field Test.
  • The sociology minor is 18 credits, including SOC 105, SOC 230, and four additional sociology courses.
"I love the flexibility that my sociology-anthropology major allows me. Because it is such a broad field of study, I am able to apply it to many situations in everyday life and I will be able to seek out a variety of careers after graduation. Personally, my goal is to stay as well-rounded as possible. The dual major offered here at UE is nice because it is both a bit of sociology and anthropology. It’s really fun to put the puzzle pieces of different cultures together to find the universalities found in human societies as well as learning a lot about the functions of our own society. The personal attention given to students by a tightly knit faculty is something you will find within several departments here at the University of Evansville. Our professors in the department of Law, Politics and Society are genuinely there to help students achieve their academic goals throughout their four years here at UE." Abbi Hanson - Class of 2016 - Anthropology - Seward, NE

General Sociology Specialization Course Requirements

  • ANTH 207- Cultural Anthropology
  • SOC 105- Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC 201- Professional Development in Sociology
  • SOC 210- Deviance and Crime
  • SOC 230- Social Problems in the Modern World
  • SOC 235- Social Research Methods
  • SOC 327- Human Behavior in the Social Environment
  • SOC 344- Introduction to Behavioral Statistics
  • SOC 390- Principles of Sociological Theory
  • SOC 438- Race and Ethnic Relations
  • SOC 450- Senior Seminar in Sociology
  • Plus four additional 300- or 400-level Sociology courses