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. 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

A distinguished faculty and support staff offer high quality curricula in graduate and undergraduate education. Instruction is delivered through high-impact practices in learning platforms that meet the needs of contemporary learners. Our dedicated 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 College of Arts and Sciences advisor with questions pertaining to sociology major and minor advising, as well as College of Arts and Sciences' general education requirements.

Contact Study Abroad to learn about opportunities abroad for sociology and criminal justice.