Our bachelor’s degrees in sociology and sociology teaching prepare you with a broad sociological perspective you can use in almost any profession or to earn your master’s and/or doctorate in sociology. You may also earn an emphasis in deviance and criminology.
Sociology is the study of social life, social change and the social causes and consequences of human behavior.
Sociologists investigate the structure of groups, organizations and societies and how people interact within those contexts. Since all human behavior is social, sociology’s subject matter covers a wide range of topics, including family studies, media studies and divisions of ethnicity, gender and social classes. 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 eduction, our degrees particularly prepare students planning careers in:
- Public Administration
- Urban Planning and Development
Our minors complement a number of academic majors, such as law, business, education, architecture, politics, human services and urban planning and development. We offer minors in sociology and sociology teaching, along with a minor emphasis in deviance and criminology.
Bachelor of Integrated Studies
Sociology is an emphasis in WSU's Bachelor of Integrated Studies program, which allows you to earn your bachelor's degree in three academic areas. Visit the BIS website for more information.