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College of the Sciences

The Sociology Department - New Location- Samuelson 201

COVID-19 Announcement: CWU is open to serve you online and over the phone. Staff are observing social distancing protocols and working remotely. CWU Ellensburg, Center and Site campus buildings are closed.
All Ellensburg campus, Center Campus (DE) Courses will be taught as Virtual (online) courses for Spring 2020. 
When searching for open courses do not limit the search to online, the course modality for our spring offerings has not been changed in the registration system even though all classes are being taught as online courses.
If you need assistance registering for any Sociology (SOC) or Ethnic Studies (ETS) course for spring please contact the department secretary (509-963-1305) or email your faculty advisor.
The secretary and department chairperson are available via telephone and email during regular office hours.  The processing of major and minor requests along with other daily business is being conducted via the remote process that has been established in the letter from CWU President Gaudino and the HR department.  Currently, all campus buildings are closed to the public.  For more information on the current status of CWU operations please review the CWU President site.

Department Chairperson:
Dr. Eric Cheney
Samuelson, Room 201 MS 7545
509-963-1305 main office

Student Internship Information


To Declare a Major and Minor in sociology, social services or ethnic studies (click to be redirected to link)
To Withdraw from the Major or Minor: To request a sociology department major or minor to be removed from you academic plan (click here to be redirected)
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The Department of Sociology provides opportunities for students to understand the conceptual and methodological tools used by sociologists to understand society.
The sociology department offers the following courses each quarter to our Sociology and Social Services Majors(some quarters these courses may be online only or on the Ellensburg campus only):Soc 300 Introduction to the Major; Soc 107 Principles of Sociology; Soc 350 Social Theory I; Soc 363 Methods of Social Research;Soc 364 Data Analysis in Sociology; Soc 489 Senior Seminar.  Soc 101 Social Problems is also offered every quarter and open to all students regardless of major or minor.

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