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B.A./B.S. Sociology

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College of Business and Economics
University of Idaho
ALB 125
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3161
Phone: (208) 885-6453
Fax: (208) 885-6296
Amber Gray

Understanding Social Behavior

If people and their behaviors capture your attention, prepare to delve into your “social imagination” and study the dynamics that influence our experiences, behaviors and opportunities. Research race, social structure, gender, crime and the environment to prepare for your career in a variety of fields like social work, human resources, and criminal justice.

Fast Facts

  • Three optional concentrations: inequalities and globalization, criminology, and general sociology
  • An optional certificate program in Diversity and Stratification
  • A number of our students and their projects have been featured in local and national news, including work on human rights, TASERs, and social change
  • Public Affairs/Public Policy
  • Political Office
  • Non-profit Management
  • Human Resources
  • Social Services/Social Work
  • Social Research
  • Advertising
  • Lawyer/Legal Aid
Salary $40,000-$200,000 per year, based on national averages
Degree Roadmap Download a PDF of an undergraduate degree requirements and a sample "Four Year Plan."
Find Your Advisor socanth@uidaho.edu
Financial Aid

To find out about deadlines, scholarships and eligibility requirements, please visit the University of Idaho Financial Aid Office.

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Hands-On Learning
  • Several courses offer a Service Learning option
  • Professors work with students on research and accompany them to conferences
  • Department run “Citizens Police Academy” jointly with the Moscow Police Department
  • Experiential Learning trips through the U.S. and the world
  • Additional 1:1 Directed Studies

Internships Internships are available at: 
  • Moscow Police Department
  • Latah County Probation
  • Latah County Youth Services
  • Alternatives to Violence on the Palouse
  • Idaho Citizens Action Network
  • The American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho
  • Idaho Fish and Game
  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  • Sociology Club
  • Criminology Club
  • Other groups sociology students are involved in include: Oxfam U.I, Movimiento Activista Social, Social Forum, Gay and Straight Alliance, UNITY, FLAME (Feminist Led Activist Movement to Empower) and a number of other organizations