Our bachelor's degree in sociology prepares 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.
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.
Bachelor of Science in Sociology Teaching
Our bachelor's degree in sociology teaching gives you a similar broad sociological perspective, while also preparing you to be a teacher of sociology or social sciences. Sociology teaching majors take courses in the sociology program, but also take some courses in the teacher education and Department of History.
Ethnic Studies Minor
Our ethnic studies minor explores how we as a society got to where we are now and where we are going through a diverse lens of inquiry. This minor complements nearly any major, as it helps students develop a number of advanced skills.
Our sociology and sociology teaching minors complement a number of academic majors, such as communication, business, education and political science. We also offer a minor emphasis in deviance and criminology.