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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

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Student Internship Information - Sociology Internship Coordinator

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Apply to the Sociology/Social Services major.

To Apply to the any of the Sociology department minors (sociology, social services, or ethnic studies), please email Sociology

Looking for a minor? The Sociology Department offers an Ethnic Studies Minor (25 credits). 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 Drop the Major or Minor program

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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. Contact the Office of the Registrar for 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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