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Sociology

administrative contact

Daniel Renfrew
Director of Undergraduate Studies
daniel.renfrew@mail.wvu.edu
phone: 304-293-8788

program contact

Daniel Renfrew
Director of Undergraduate Studies
daniel.renfrew@mail.wvu.edu
phone: 304-293-8788

Program Details

Program Description

Sociology examines human society with an emphasis on social structure, processes of social interaction and social change. Students learn the methods of social science as well as the specialized knowledge and insights of discipline while selecting from a range of course topics.

Career Profile

The major prepares students to pursue a broad range of careers that require knowledge of social organization and social processes. It also prepares students for graduate studies in the social sciences in pursuit of academic or applied research careers or for professional training in law, public administration, social work, public health and other fields.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Please see Office of Admissions - English Language Proficiency for more information.

Apply Now

Prospective students should apply online at:
apply.wvu.edu.

Accreditation

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.