Wayne State College
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Department of Psychology and Sociology

Our psychology and sociology programs create graduates who understand today's complex social issues. A degree in psychology or sociology will prepare you for a variety of careers.

About the Department

The Department of Psychology and Sociology prepares students for careers in public and social services, education, health, and advanced studies in professional or graduate schools. We are dedicated to quality educational experiences, student research, and community service. Our faculty collaborate with students on research projects and provide opportunities to participate in regional service and community outreach. 

As a student here, you’ll gain greater insight into today’s complex social issues and appreciation for various sociocultural backgrounds. Through development of social competencies and better understanding of the human condition, you’ll be able to positively contribute to an increasingly diverse society. Through student research and participation in community service, we strive to improve the lives of individuals and our surrounding communities.  

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Abigail Steffen

“The professors in the department are really good at making sure they are there for their students and really seem to care about them on a more personal level. They also are very passionate about what they are teaching, which can really influence how students perceive the classes. On many occasions, I have stayed after class to have one on one conversations with the professors. They always seem to make time for their students. Overall, I am very pleased with all the professors and the department.”


Abigail Steffen

Majors: Psychology, Sociology
Hometown: Crofton, Neb.

Psychology and Sociology Degree Programs

Choose from majors in the Psychology and Sociology Department, or enhance your education by adding on a second major or minor. Explore your options here.

Program Name Bachelor's Pre-Professional or Affiliate Master's Minor Education Field Endorsement Education Subject Endorsement Supplemental Endorsement
Interdisciplinary Studies Explore    Explore  Explore       
Nursing (Accelerated)   Explore           
Psychology Explore      Explore       
Psychology Education (6-12) Explore             
Social Sciences Explore      Explore       
Social Sciences Education - Online Master's Degree Option (MSE)     Explore         
Sociology Explore      Explore       
Sociology Education (6-12) Explore             

Outside the Classroom

At Wayne State College, you’ll have opportunities to enhance your education in the psychology and sociology degree programs by participating in clubs, organizations, and more.

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Clubs and Organizations

WSC Service-Learning


Make a difference in the community while learning skills you can apply toward your future career. Wayne State’s Service-Learning program has received national awards in recognition of outstanding community service, with more than 400 students participating in Service-Learning projects each semester.

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  • Research projects – Conduct your own research projects and present your work at area symposiums and conferences.
  • Contribute to a cause – Help promote historical awareness, civic engagement, diversity, and opportunity through events like Constitution Day, the Voter Registration Drive, and Multicultural Affairs.
internships for psychology and sociology degrees


We encourage all students to complete an internship before graduating, to gain experience in this field of study. Before graduating, you’ll have a chance to work with local agencies. Career Services is also available to help you find the best internship opportunities.

Learn From the Best

Our faculty are accomplished. Several are highly regarded as experts and have been recognized with notable honors and awards. And with a low student-to-faculty ratio, you'll be sure to receive an excellent education in the pscyhology and sociology degree programs.

Psychology and Sociology Scholarships

In addition to having the region’s most affordable tuition, we offer thousands of dollars in scholarships every year. Learn more about scholarships for psychology and sociology students.

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