Welcome to the Sociology Department at Western Washington University. Included here is information to assist you in deciding whether Sociology is the field you wish to study, as well as information to get you started in our department. Please explore all the links provided throughout this site. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
The Sociology Department at Western has designed a curricular structure that will provide majors opportunities to gain both a wide range of understanding of various sub-areas within sociology as well as more in-depth knowledge of particular areas. Regardless of the particular curricular plan chosen, sociology students will develop critical thinking, oral and written communication skills, and a familiarity with technology that will significantly enhance students' future career options.
Recent sociology graduates have obtained positions in a variety of fields including criminal justice, corrections, education, social service, business management, among many others. Many graduates have found that the skills acquired in our program have prepared them for further academic studies in sociology, demography, law, social work, and education.
For more information, see Career Options.
Please see Program Options for Majors and Minors.
For information about applying for admission to Western, contact the Admissions Office, Old Main 200, (360) 650-3440. If you're thinking about transferring to Western and you're wondering what courses will apply toward the major in Sociology, contact the Sociology Advisor. For advice about General University Requirements (GUR's), contact the Academic Advising Center.
Students wishing to major in Sociology must submit Admission Paperwork to our Sociology Advisor. The number of students admitted to the major is limited as a result of the structure of the sociology curriculum and departmental staffing capabilities.
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