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Sociology
College of the Sciences
Social Services
Degree Type:
Bachelor of Science
Department Contact:

Kelly Zakel-Larson
509-963-1305
kelly.zakel-larson@cwu.edu

Introduction

CWU Social Services degree builds upon your passion to help those in need by providing you with the skills and knowhow. Graduates go on to work for non-profits and governmental agencies where they assist clients experiencing hardship.

Opportunities

Coursework includes hands-on experience; completing service projects, working with non-profit organizations, and developing a broad understanding of professional ethics as it’s related to social casework.

Why this program?

• Significant job growth is expected within the community and social service occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

• A career aimed at improving people’s lives, like those in social services, is gratifying work.

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Sociology
Degree Type:
Bachelor of Arts
Department Contact:

Kelly Zakel-Larson
509-963-1305
kelly.zakel-larson@cwu.edu

Introduction

Sociology is the study of why humans do the things they do. Students learn research techniques, creative reasoning, and communication methods—core skills that can translate into a wide variety of careers including in counseling, marketing, criminal justice, or psychology.

Opportunities

About two-thirds of those who said their jobs were closely related to what they had learned as sociology majors were very satisfied with their jobs, according to a survey by the American Sociological Association. Additionally, more than three-quarters of majors said they were very satisfied with their choice of sociology as a major.

Why this program?

• At CWU, studying sociology is a chance to grasp the relationship between history, society and the individual’s life.

• CWU’s McNair Scholars Program pairs students in one-on-one faculty research mentorships and provides guidance through the graduate school application process.

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Why Sociology at CWU?

Sociology prepares students by helping them gain important skills in conducting research and analyzing data, communicating thoughtfully and concisely, and practicing critical thinking.

Studying sociology allows you to learn how to look at our society objectively and begin to see how all the pieces fit together, evolve, and change.

Those in the sociology field report high job satisfaction and social workers are in high demand, especially those in healthcare.

Students have excellent opportunities for networking through a number of student organizations including: CWU Sociology Student Club, Alpha Kappa Delta Honor Society, American Sociological Association, Pacific Sociological Association, and Society for Applied Sociology.

CWU students have a wide variety of learning opportunities available including: cooperative education–an integration of classroom study with planned, supervised, and evaluated work experience linked with the students' career goals.

The majors and minors offered through the sociology program support research pertinent to the field and encourage cultural and academic exchange among scholars and students.

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Career Opportunities

A degree in sociology provides a solid educational background and diverse skills for a wide range of careers including:

Social Services

Diversity Officer

Public Service

Case Management

Communications

Market Research

Education

Criminal Justice

Experience Sociology at CWU

CWU Students Pay It Forward with Sweet Cases

Putting their educations and hearts to work, Central Washington University social services students created special duffle bags, called Sweet Cases, for local children entering foster care.

Points of Pride

Campus Pride selected Central Washington University as one of the top LGBT-friendly schools in the nation in the Campus Pride Top 50 LGBT-Friendly Colleges & Universities.

Central Washington University was chosen as the number 2 online college in Washington by bestschools.com. Students interested in earning a degree in social services or sociology can choose the online only option.

Every April the Women’s and Gender Studies Program sponsors a series of events for Women’s History Month, centered on a particular theme.

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