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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 - Samuelson 201

Support for Our Students

Please keep in mind that we (students, staff, and faculty) all are coping with many challenges and what we all need is some flexibility. Click here for the whole support statement.

Let’s keep the lines of communication open! Resource Link   and Diversity Statement Link

Sociology Department Chairperson   

Pamela McMullin-Messier

Samuelson 202-D; Phone # 509-963-2195

Sociology Main Office

Samuelson, Room 201, Phone 509-963-1305


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

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Anticipated Classes for 2021-2022 School Year

Winter 2022 Course Offerings Coming Soon - Winter Classes Start January 4, 2022

For A Fall 2021 Leave of Absence: To Defer Taking Classes Until Winter 2022 - Form Due to Office of the Registrar By September 8, 2021

Students who do not enroll for consecutive academic quarters (exclusive of summer) must reapply for admission. However, if students meet the criteria below, they may be granted a leave of absence, which means that they do not have to reapply for the following quarter and that they may preregister for classes as continuing students:

  1. The Application for Leave of Absence must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar on or before the last day of the quarter (including summer) prior to the quarter for which the student is seeking leave.
  2. Leaves will be approved if attending consecutive quarters would present an exceptional hardship or loss of opportunity.
  3. Students seeking leave for more than one quarter must apply each quarter for the following quarter.
  4. Leave of Absence request form Click for PDF form

Student Internship Information is located on the Career Services webpage

All internships for credit are now being processed through an electronic application for all colleges.  Paper learning agreements are no longer accepted.  Please see this web page for further information and instructions.  This page includes special instructions for on site internships during COVID-19.  In-person internship modalities have been approved for the 20-2022 academic year.

If you have questions, please email Career Services at or call 509.963.1921 

To complete the Cooperative Education Internship document go to your student MyCWU; go to the application section and click on Wildcat Career Network


To Declare a Major or 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)
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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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