Sociology is the study of social life, its characteristics, changes, causes and consequences. It combines scientific and humanistic perspectives in the study of historical and contemporary features of social organization. Sociological analyses include the examination of social stratification and inequality, work and industrial relations, family forms and relationships, deviant behavior, social movements, political relations and institutions, demographic processes, and the relationship between the individual and society.
The program provides a strong foundation for graduate studies in the social sciences and is a competitive major for those students planning careers in education, law enforcement, social service agencies, market research, community organizing, and politics.
Sociology at Western Oregon University offers an excellent selection of substantive areas as well as a series of theory and research methodology classes that prepare students for a senior, research project. The sociology faculty are committed to the development of students' critical and analytical abilities. For more information, please contact Dr. Dean Braa, 838-8270, HSS 215, email@example.com.