Sociology is the study of social relations, associations, and institutions in human societies.

It seeks to develop reliable understanding about the nature of social organization.

Rooted in the tradition of C. Wright Mills, the study of sociology at Whittier College provides graduates with a solid liberal arts background for a broad variety of careers. Our graduates are employed in fields such as professional sociology, urban planning, union organizing, community development, non-profit organizations, health services, education and teaching, juvenile and criminal justice systems, social work, social research and data analysis, public administration, law, politics, racial and minority relations, business, and local, state and federal government.


Sociology Program
Platner Hall, First Floor
562.464.4517 (fax)