Purpose and Focus
The Department of Sociology is committed to the enhancement of academic excellence through teaching and research. The faculty also encourages the relevant application of sociological theory and research methods to social problems and social issues.
Degree Objectives/Learning Outcomes
The sociology graduate should have knowledge of:
- The key concepts, debates, and trends in sociology.
- The major sociological paradigms and theories.
- The variety of methods used in sociological research. Sociology graduates will be able to:
- Show evidence of the development of a sociological imagination by applying sociological knowledge in their own projects — whether intellectual, personal, and/or political.
- Exhibit confidence in expressing ideas orally and in writing.
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Sociology majors and minors must earn a grade of C (not C-) in every required major and minor course to remain in good standing (i.e., or , , , , , and or , , and , respectively). Fifty percent of the total required credits in the Sociology major and minor must be completed at UNLV.
For academic advising, students should contact the College of Liberal Arts Wilson Advising Center. Students are also assigned a faculty advisor who is available to discuss student academic and career concerns.