About the Sociology Department

Our Department of Sociology offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology and a minor in sociology. We are also home to the Criminal Justice program, with a Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice.

Our faculty members are published scholars who are leading research on pressing sociological issues in education, sports, gender and race, law enforcement, religion, politics and many other areas. We encourage undergraduate research, offering many opportunities to contribute to faculty work or even to conduct your own research project.

Learning in our department includes valuable real-life experiences gained through internships and practicums. We provide the research training and professional skills for careers in law enforcement, teaching, counseling and social work. Our graduates have also pursued volunteer work with humanitarian and nonprofit organizations such as AmeriCorps, the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, and the Peace Corps prior to entering the workforce or attending graduate school.

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Department History

Sociology has been studied at Gonzaga since the 1920s.

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502 E. Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA 99258
(509) 313-3629