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.
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.
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 also 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.