Sociology, Hispanic, Liberal, and Interdisciplinary Studies Department

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Explore diverse perspectives, broaden your horizons, and customize your education with a liberal studies, Hispanic studies, or sociology degree.

The Sociology, Hispanic, Liberal, and Interdisciplinary Studies Department at Westfield State University offers a transformative educational experience that prepares you to thrive in a dynamic and rewarding career. Gain communication skills in Hispanic Studies, analyze social frameworks with a sociology major, or craft a personalized Liberal Studies major to match your goals. Get the most out of your experience with hands-on learning, internships, and small class sizes led by expert faculty.

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  • Personalized attention & tailored academic support

  • Flexible learning options that fit your lifestyle

  • Study abroad in 35+ countries

Work with expert faculty to craft your degree and customize your studies.

As a liberal studies major, faculty from diverse departments collaborate with you to craft a degree that aligns with your educational interests, fostering small class sizes and personalized support throughout your academic journey.  

Whether you're pursuing Hispanic studies, liberal arts, or a sociology degree, you'll benefit from diverse expertise and one-on-one mentorship, tailored to your specific interests and professional aspirations. Our faculty prioritize personal attention and work closely with you to shape your educational experience to match your goals.

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Get student support from start to finish.

Experience comprehensive support at the Center for Student Success and Engagement. Whether you’re navigating the college transition, seeking academic advice, honing study strategies, or accessing various resources, our dedicated programs are ready to assist you.

Learn in small classes, collaborate with your peers, and receive one-on-one attention from faculty.

You’ll benefit from personalized attention from expert faculty while you learn in small, engaging classes designed with your career goals in mind. You’ll also have plenty of opportunity to collaborate with your fellow classmates to hone your everyday professional skills—like communication, teamwork, and project management. Plus, you’ll have opportunities to put your studies to use in a variety of internships, capstone projects, and more.

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Contact Us

Please reach out with any questions you have about the Sociology, Hispanic, Liberal, and Interdisciplinary Studies Department. We are happy to connect with you one-on-one.

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Tamara Smith
Chair – Sociology, Hispanic, Liberal, and Interdisciplinary Studies Department 
Bates Hall Room 016C

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Sociology, Hispanic, Liberal, and Interdisciplinary Studies Department