Sociology, Minor

Minor in Sociology

University of Nebraska at Kearney

  • Fully Online
  • 24
  • $259.00
  • $396.00

Why Pursue This Program

The online Sociology, minor is designed to provide students with the knowledge base to create a positive influence in the world through the study of social life, changes and the causes and consequences of human behavior.

Coursework within this minor encompasses several disciplines, allowing it to complement many majors including but not limited to criminal justice, psychology, anthropology, linguistics, history and social work.

This minor is offered entirely online.

Career Outlook: Career advancement in a diverse society requires the ability to work cooperatively and effectively with people from different cultures, ethnicities and nationalities. Therefore, a focused study in sociology prepares you for work in a variety of fields.

This program is ideal for professionals who wish to work in professions such as:

  • Social services
  • Management
  • Education
  • Market research
  • Public policy
  • Social science research
  • Public relations
  • Government
  • Human resources
  • Law
  • Data analysis

What's it like to take a program online?

Quality learning experience

The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.


Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.

Service you expect from a leading University

Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.

About Faculty

University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that optimizes learning within the online modality and because technology enables students to access education they may otherwise may not be able to pursue.