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Sociology at Weber State

Weber State’s sociology program teaches the causes and consequences of social life, change and human behavior, while also preparing students for future careers with skills in data collection, statistical analysis, critical inquiry, writing and public speaking.

Sociology Highlights

Weber State’s sociology program helps you become a better global citizen by offering a understanding of the world you live in, including local and global understandings of:

  • Race
  • Class
  • Gender
  • Crime
  • Education
  • Families
  • Globalization
  • Healthcare organizations
  • Environment
  • Psychology
  • Urban life

Capstone courses include original research papers and community engaged learning experiences.

Beyond the Classroom

In Weber State’s sociology program, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in community-based learning, study abroad and original research, so you can develop and practice your sociology skills in real-world situations.

What You’ll Learn at Weber

In Weber State’s sociology program, you’ll learn all aspects of society, including:

  • Culture
  • Institutions
  • Human behavior
  • Sociological theory

You’ll also gain analytical and research skills, such as research methods and how to analyze data and recognize a plurality of perspectives.

While earning your degree, you can take the deviance and criminology track for additional knowledge in juvenile delinquency, deviance, and social control, criminology and law.

What You Can Do After Weber

Sociology is a rapidly expanding field and is increasingly tapped by those who craft policies and create programs. While all students can benefit from a sociology education, our degrees particularly prepare students planning careers in:

  • Law
  • Business
  • Education
  • Architecture
  • Politics
  • Public administration
  • Urban planning and development

The sociology program also offers a track in deviance and criminology for students planning careers in fields like criminal justice or social work.

Career & Salary Outlook

Common careers for sociology graduates in the U.S. and Utah
Descriptions, job outlook, salary information and more...

Faculty Perspective

Sociology is like the film The Matrix; after Neo takes the red pill, the situations he has previously defined as real change. Sociology is unique in its ability to show students how deep the rabbit hole goes.

R.C. Morris

We care about each student and their future, so we are committed to ensure that students know how to put their sociology skills to use after they graduate, whether they plan on getting a job or continuing their studies.

Marjukka Ollilainen