Jul 22, 2024  
2024-25 Western Washington University Catalog 
2024-25 Western Washington University Catalog

Sociology Minor

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Department of Sociology, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

25 credits


Sociologists examine topics encompassing a vast array of human behavior: crime and punishment, the formation and dissolution of families, bureaucracy in organizations, conflicts between classes, and global inequalities. Sociology is distinctive in its focus on the way individuals’ lives are embedded within multiple social contexts that facilitate and constrain the range of possible actions. These contexts include generation, occupation, gender, religion, sexual orientation, family, health, nation, race and ethnicity, and many others.

Why Consider a Sociology Minor?

A Minor in Sociology is likely to benefit students across a wide range of majors. Students entering professions such as education, business, journalism, law enforcement, and human services are likely to gain skills and knowledge that will allow them to better understand clients, co-workers, and work-related processes.

 Contact Information

Department Program Coordinator
Andrea Osborn
Arntzen Hall 513

Department email

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 Major/Career Resources


How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):

Contact the Sociology Program Coordinator to request the completion of a Minor Declaration Form.

Grade Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.


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