Criminal justice student studyingThe Department of Sociology at Western Michigan University offers the following programs:

Each program focuses on building solid foundations in the core areas of theory and method. In addition, concentrations are offered in:

  • Comparative sociology
  • Criminology
  • Gender and feminism
  • Power and inequality
  • Race and ethnic relations
  • Research methods and applied sociology
  • Sociology of religion

Our distinguished faculty are recognized nationally and internationally for outstanding contributions in their respective fields of study.

There are many other resources to help you be successful in your classes.


Contact the department academic advisor with questions pertaining to sociology major and minor advising.

Meet with a College of Arts and Sciences advisor for regarding College of Arts and Sciences general education requirements.

Contact Study Abroad to learn about opportunities abroad for Sociology and Criminal Justice.