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Willamette University

48 months
53300 USD/year
53300 USD/year
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Sociology at Willamette University challenges students to take a critical approach to the social world, with an emphasis on addressing social inequality and social change.


Sociology curriculum at Willamette University examines ways that human interactions produce social institutions, processes and culture, and how social relationships shape and are shaped by social, economic, political and historical forces. We provide diverse opportunities to gain real-world skills, including in-depth training in data collection and analysis, service-learning courses, independent and collaborative research, and internships.Sociology is an excellent starting point for careers in a wide array of fields — including education, social service, government, business, research, community-based organizing, organizational management, medicine and law.

Major areas of study include:

  • Environmental sociology and sustainability
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Social problems and social movements
  • Health and medical sociology
  •  Race and ethnicity
  •  Qualitative and quantitative methods

The program in sociology is designed to reflect the historic importance of the discipline in the liberal arts education and tradition. The sociology curriculum teaches students to recognize how social processes, social institutions, and culture are produced through humans interacting with one another, and how social, economic, political, and historical forces shape, and are shaped by, social relationships. Through the progressive acquisition of skills, students learn the basic principles of sociology and apply these to the critical analysis of social problems, social issues, and social relationships. Research and internship opportunities in the major ask students to put their sociological knowledge and skill set to use in real-world settings. Throughout their sociological journey, students are encouraged to become responsible and engaged community members who are committed to creating positive social change.

Sociology presents many distinctive ways of looking at the world, and its focus on critical and creative thinking, problem solving, and analysis makes an education in sociology an excellent point of departure for a number of careers. Opportunities for the sociologist are numerous and vary greatly. Historically, the most popular career fields for graduates with a sociology degree are education, social service, government, business, research, community-based organizing, and organizational management. In recent years, there has been considerable growth in medical and legal career opportunities for sociologists, as well.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Race and Ethnic Relations

  • Medical Sociology
  • Gender in Society
  • Sociological Inquiry
  • Sport and Society
  • Crime, Delinquency and the Criminal Justice System
  • Latina/o Sociology
  • Navigating Social Worlds
  • Social Statistics
  • Sociological Theory
  • Individual in Society: Social Psychology
  • Social Movements, Collective Action, and Protest
  • Power in Society
  • Families
  • Inequality in Society
  • Deviance and Social Control
  • Special Topics in Sociology
  • Sociology of Education
  • Sexualities
  • Quantitative Methods in Social Research
  • Qualitative Methods of Social Research
  • Research and Independent Study
  • Senior Thesis
  • Senior Seminar in Sociology 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Common application
    • Records of Secondary and Post-Secondary Academic Work
    • School Report Form and Counselor Recommendation
    • SAT or ACT scores - optional
    • Teacher Evaluation - optional
    • Official Language Test Score
    • Passport Photo Identification Page
    • Financial Guarantee Statement
    • Mailing Your Documents

Tuition Fee

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    53300 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 53300 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    53300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 53300 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Oregon

1031 - 1701 USD /month
Living costs

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