W&J students walk outside of Old Main.


The Department of Sociology provides academic experiences within and outside of the classroom for both sociology majors and those students taking sociology courses as core requirements and/or electives.

The sociology curriculum lays the foundation for doing research in sociology, and prepares students to continue their studies at the graduate levels, or to pursue careers in the field. Students who choose this track of study will gain an understanding of the shape of the world in which they live as they pursue successful careers, active citizenship, and social responsibility.

The Sociology Department offers both a major and a minor. A major in sociology requires 10 courses and a minor requires six.

Additional course information is available in the W&J College Catalog.



Civil Rights Activitst Delivers Address at Keuka MLK Commemoration

Civil Rights Activitst Delivers Address at Keuka MLK Commemoration
April 16, 2014

Walter Cooper '50, a scientist, humanitarian, activist and educator, recently spoke on “Education Then and Now: How Historically Underrepresented Groups are Faring in the Current Climate” at Keuka College.



Stuart J. Miller, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology

Edward M. Greb, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology

John F. Krol, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Department Chair of Sociology

Colleen H. Hyden, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Sociology


Course Requirements