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Department of Sociology
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Phone: 509-963-1305
Fax: 509-963-1308

                 The Sociology Department



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Spring 2023 Course Offerings-Schedule is viewable January 30, 2023 Registraion begins February 13, 2023

If you have questions about the Spring 2023 course schedule contact

Spring 2023 Course Offerings - Click for Schedule

Classes Anticipated Classes for 2023-2024 (in process)

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Student Internship Information - Sociology Internship Coordinator

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Jack R. Dugan Sociology Award (application deadline March 1st each year)- application information click here

Looking for a minor? The Sociology Department offers an Ethnic Studies Minor (25 credits) Minor flier here  The central mission of the Ethnic Studies minor is to increase the understanding of the history and dynamics of race/ethnicity to prepare students for working in and interacting with an increasingly diverse and globalized world.


To Declare a Major (You may only declare 1 major sociology or social services, not both) or Minor (You may declare more than one minor) in sociology, social services or ethnic studies complete the electronic request form (click to be redirected to link)
To Withdraw from the Major or Minor: To that a sociology department major or minor be removed from your academic plan complete the electronic form (click here to be redirected)

College of the Sciences - Sociology Department Students - Dean's List (click to be redirected)

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Heritage Spanish and Spanish Translation & Interpretation Certificate programs - Click here for information

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For A Spring 2023 Leave of Absence: To Defer Taking Classes Until Fall 2023 - Form Due to Office of the Registrar By September 6, 2023. Click here more information

    The sociology department offers the following courses each quarter for Sociology and Social Services Majors (some quarters these courses may be online or on the Ellensburg campus):

    SOC 107 – Principles of Sociology

    SOC 300 - Introduction to the Major (pre-req: declaration of major)

    SOC 301 – Introduction and History of Social Service Agencies

    SOC 310 – Social Service Methods and Casework (pre-req: SOC 301)

    SOC 350 - Social Theory I (pre-req: SOC 107 and two 300+ level SOC courses)

    SOC 363 - Methods of Social Research (pre-req: SOC 107 and one 300+ level SOC course)SOC 364 - Data Analysis in Sociology (pre-req: SOC 363)

    SOC 364 - Data Analysis in Sociology (pre-req: SOC 363)

    SOC 442 – Social Welfare Policy (pre-req: two 300+ level SOC courses)

    SOC 445 – Social Inequality (pre-req: SOC 107)

    SOC 490 – Internship (pre-reqs: SOC 301 and SOC 310; complete paperwork with internship coordinator)

    SOC 489 - Senior Seminar (pre-req: Senior status and completion of SOC 350, SOC 363, and three 300+ level SOC courses




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