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The sociology major at UNH prepares you to succeed in an increasingly diverse, global and technologically-driven world. It helps you understand the complexities of social behavior and how social forces shape and constrain people’s lives. The major promotes scientific inquiry, digital literacy and cultural awareness. It helps you hone creative thinking and written and verbal communication skills. Our majors learn how to conduct research, analyze data, and perform statistical analyses. These are skills that employers and graduate schools seek and that set our students apart. Our graduates learn how to lead organizations and solve complex problems both inside and outside the workplace. Sociology majors go on to successful careers in counseling and social services, healthcare, management, education, marketing, social science research, criminal justice, law and government.

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  • Sociology Major
    Hometown: Somersworth, N.H. What made you choose UNH? UNH has always felt like home to me. My mom graduated from UNH in ‘94 and met my dad here. Also, my older brother graduated in the UNH class of ‘17 and had an amazing college experience, which made me want to come here. Aside from being a UNH...
    Sociology Major
    Hometown: Somersworth, N.H. What made you choose UNH? UNH has always felt like home to me. My mom graduated from UNH in ‘94 and met my dad here. Also, my older brother graduated in the UNH class of ‘17 and had an amazing college experience, which made me want to come here. Aside from being a UNH...
  • Sociology Major
    Hometown: Plymouth, Minn. What made you choose UNH? I play on the Women’s Ice Hockey team here at UNH, so recruitment was a big part of my choosing process. I stepped onto the UNH campus when I was 15, and it just felt like home. I knew I was going to spend my college years here. Durham is awesome...
    Sociology Major
    Hometown: Plymouth, Minn. What made you choose UNH? I play on the Women’s Ice Hockey team here at UNH, so recruitment was a big part of my choosing process. I stepped onto the UNH campus when I was 15, and it just felt like home. I knew I was going to spend my college years here. Durham is awesome...
  • Sociology Major
    Hometown: Rollinsford, N.H. What made you choose UNH? UNH offers so much academically, socially and professionally. Since I moved to the seacoast area years ago, I knew I wanted to be a part of the UNH environment. In addition to being a student, I also work full-time at the UNH Institute on...
    Sociology Major
    Hometown: Rollinsford, N.H. What made you choose UNH? UNH offers so much academically, socially and professionally. Since I moved to the seacoast area years ago, I knew I wanted to be a part of the UNH environment. In addition to being a student, I also work full-time at the UNH Institute on...
  • Communication and Sociology Majors | Higher Ed Communications and Marketing
    What are some of my strongest memories of UNH? I was relatively shy and started to gain my confidence once I started getting involved with clubs and activities. I never thought I'd join a fraternity, but I ended becoming President of...
    Communication and Sociology Majors | Higher Ed Communications and Marketing
    What are some of my strongest memories of UNH? I was relatively shy and started to gain my confidence once I started getting involved with clubs and activities. I never thought I'd join a fraternity, but I ended becoming President of...
  • Geography and Sociology Majors | Program Support, Higher Ed Academic and Career Advising
    I'm a senior program support assistant in Academic and Career Advising at Keene State College. I love working in education and helping students find their place in college, and the world! My UNH degree is dynamic and can be used in many ways, both professionally and personally.
    Geography and Sociology Majors | Program Support, Higher Ed Academic and Career Advising
    I'm a senior program support assistant in Academic and Career Advising at Keene State College. I love working in education and helping students find their place in college, and the world! My UNH degree is dynamic and can be used in many ways, both professionally and personally.

Top 100

The sociology graduate program
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The sociology Ph.D. program is ranked in the top 25 for scholarly research activity
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