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College of the Sciences

The Sociology Department - New Location- Samuelson 201

The Department of Sociology provides opportunities for students to understand the conceptual and methodological tools used by sociologists to understand society.

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

Award, Scholarship, Honors, Club & Membership Information

  • Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD) Membership information  Contact Dr. Judy Hennessy ( -use this email link for AKD emails)for application (3.3 GPA or above in sociology courses) for sociology and social service majors and minors

  • Sociology Club - Please contact Dr. (use this email link for soc club emails) for more information. Please click on the Sociology Club for time and date of meetings. 


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)
Internship Credit Information: Credits are determined by using a minimum of 40 hours of approved field experience for each credit hour you want to earn.  Clock hours may include time spent to complete the work phase and the academic phase (term paper/project, journal or log, progress reports, assigned readings, final report etc.) of the field experience.

Credits for your Co-operative Ed Internship will be registered for the quarter in which the majority of hours for the experience were acquired.  We cannot go back and give credit for past experiences. Click here to be redirected for internship opportunities 

If doing multiple quarters of internship, a new learning agreement must be submitted for each quarter with additional or enhanced objectives and activities.

Sweet Cases - A Social Services/Sociology Project


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