Academics

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

Emphases:
  • Sociology - General
  • Deviance and Criminology
  • Environment and Community
  • Social Inequality
  • Social Institutions
  • Sociological Social Psychology
  • Sociology of Health and Illness

Why Choose Sociology at WIU?

  • Integrated baccalaureate and master's degree program is available, allowing undergraduates to earn both degrees in five years
  • Participate in the Western Anthropology and Sociology Club, which sponsors activities throughout the year and organizes events such as career, résumé, and internship workshops
  • Excellent classroom experience - in a recent poll, students said that the strongest feature of the department was the quality of classroom instruction
  • Faculty members come from diverse academic, social, and ethnic backgrounds and represent superior professional experience in teaching and research

Program Availability

  • Macomb
  • Online (Sociology - General emphasis)

Job Placements of WIU Graduates

  • Associate Director, Statistical Programming, Bergen Idec, Cambridge, MA
  • Director of Quality Support, Resilience, Inc., Phoenix, AZ
  • Branch Manager, First Bankers Trust and Mercantile Bank, Quincy, IL
  • Courts Children and Families Unit Manager, Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts, Springfield, IL
  • Registrar, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL

Scholarships