Undergraduate Program

WCC class

The Department of Sociology offers two degree programs. Students may earn a degree in Sociology (B.A. or B.S.) or a degree in Criminology, Law, and Justice (B.A. or B.S.).

The undergraduate degree programs will challenge students to think critically about why things in society occur. Looking at the social lives of people, groups, and societies, how do people behave when engaged with "social issues". Students will be afforded the opportunity to pursue classes in a variety of areas, including:

  • Gender and Family
  • Organizations
  • Social Psychology
  • Policy
  • Inequality
  • Criminology
  • Criminal Justice

This background can prepare students to engage in experiences related to social service, criminal justice, corrections, business, human resources management, applied social research, secondary education, among others.

Students who wish to pursue advanced study may be interested in areas such areas as social work, urban planning, law, criminal justice, and social policy. Teaching positions in colleges or universities and research positions in academic, private, and governmental organizations often require advanced degrees in sociology. As such, an undergraduate degree in sociology provides an important foundation for these careers as well.

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