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Bachelor's Degree in Sociology

A degree in Sociology helps you gain a broad range of abilities that are in high demand in today’s job market. You’ll develop analytical, organizational, critical thinking, and communication skills useful in a wide variety of careers.

According to the American Sociological Association, 87% of sociology majors go directly into the labor force after earning a bachelor’s degree. Nationwide, the median salary for sociologists is $73,760, with 99% of sociology majors reporting satisfaction with their choice of major after graduation.

Weber State University Sociology Alumni currently work in healthcare, education settings, social services including clinical counseling, politics and government, urban and community planning, criminal justice, academia, and other areas.

We prepare students to become leaders and future scholars to understand and tackle 21st century local and global social challenges from a sociological perspective emphasizing social theory and social science analytics.

What You’ll Learn

  • All aspects of society: culture, institutions, etc.
  • Human Behavior
  • Sociological theory
  • Descriptive and inferential statistical analysis techniques
  • Sociological research methods
  • How to recognize a plurality of perspectives
  • And more...

Degree Requirements

  • 36 credit hours in sociology major
  • Minimum grade of C in all minor courses (a C- is not accepted)
  • A minor is required

Sociology Teaching Major

To earn a major in sociology teaching, you must satisfy the teacher education admission and licensure requirements.

Deviance and Criminology Emphasis

Our emphasis in deviance and criminology offers additional knowledge in juvenile delinquency, deviance and social control, criminology and law. We recommend this emphasis if you’re planning a career in criminal justice or social work.

An additional 9 credit hours is required to earn this minor.

Declare Your Program

Contact our administrative specialist at 801-626-6241 or

Note: Transferring students with a sociology minor can transfer 9 hours of credit from an acceptable sociology program.


You will be assigned to a faculty advisor and will be encouraged to meet with that advisor annually for course and program advisement. Call 801-626-6241 for more information.

Sociology Teaching majors are encouraged to also consult with advisors in the Jerry and Vickie Moyes College of Education (call 801-626-6269).