Sociology is a wide-ranging discipline that strives to understand how the organization of society affects people’s lives and experiences.
Students who study sociology at UMKC develop a sociological perspective to question and understand the world around them. They have the opportunity to develop critical thinking and research skills, and to apply classroom learning through experiences in community organizations and agencies.
The UMKC Department of Sociology offers two baccalaureate degrees: a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with Cultural Anthropology Emphasis.
The department also offers three undergraduate minors in Sociology, Anthropology and Family Studies, all of which are designed to allow students to obtain a thorough understanding of the subject matter while also pursuing a major in another academic subject. Any undergraduate UMKC student can declare a minor in the Department of Sociology.
As an undergraduate sociology student at UMKC, you will receive specialized academic and career advising tailored to meet your individual needs.
Learn more about undergraduate advising for sociology students.