The Washington State University Sociology Department is comprised of a diverse and energetic set of faculty members who are committed to excellence in both research, teaching, and service. Our tenured and tenure-track faculty and affiliates build upon the standards of our emeritus faculty while contributing to the discipline’s core debates and to the following sub-fields of study:
- Crime and Deviance, Social Control, and Social Justice
- Environment and Politics
- Families and the Life Course
- Research Methods
- Social Inequalities
- Work, Organizations, and Labor Markets
In addition, our excellent instructors focus primarily on advancing the Department’s goal of developing undergraduate students’ sociological imagination and transferable skills for the workplace and/or future graduate study.