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Sociology Department
Sue Wortmann, Ph.D., Department Chair
Smith-Curtis 140F
Lincoln, NE 68504
(402) 465-2305
swortman [at] (swortman[at]nebrwesleyan[dot]edu)

Sociology and Anthropology Degrees

When you major in business-sociology, criminology, or sociology/anthropology at NWU, you join a close-knit group of scholars dedicated to understanding how close-knit groups work.

We engage you to think sociologically as you develop a core set of skills.

Our dual sociology/anthropology degree gives you a foundation in qualitative and quantitative research, statistical analysis, critical thinking and problem solving. You’ll design research, conduct internships and pursue your own thesis.

Business-sociology majors establish a foundation in accounting, marketing and economics while critically applying their sociological skills to business settings.

Majors in criminology study the law and all aspects of the criminal justice system. They develop both specific skills and a critical sociological perspective concerning the relationship between the criminal justice system and society.

In addition, students from other majors choose to minor in sociology/anthropology or in specific sociology subjects like minority, criminal, environmental and family studies to enhance their academic experiences and career ambitions with human nuance.

Get amazing results.

Sociology and anthropology students and graduates become open people. They’re open to uncommon approaches to common human endeavors, like making dinner, raising children and governing a nation. They learn to set aside assumptions to see the true impacts of personal choices and structural forces.

These skills will help you succeed professionally. Sociology and anthropology alumni regularly work in:

  • business (human resources, research, marketing and communications)
  • government (census and population studies, urban development, diplomatic services, policing and criminal justice)
  • human services (health care, education and immigrant support)
  • nonprofits (community outreach, housing development and international organizations)


Study Abroad

Miranda had an opportunity to study in several countries. Where will your Nebraska Wesleyan experience take you?