Sociology & Anthropology


Explore the complex world of human behavior and culture with a degree in Sociology and Anthropology. At Wharton County Junior College, you'll gain a deeper understanding of what shapes society. From social inequality to cultural diversity, you'll learn it all and be prepared for a range of careers. Apply now!

Program Details

Learn more about our sociology and anthropology program and find course descriptions in the WCJC Catalog.
The Associate of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology program can be completed in two years. Courses are offered on the Richmond, Sugar Land, and Wharton campuses and online. With experienced faculty and innovative course offerings, we prepare our students for success inside and outside of the classroom. By graduation, you will understand the fundamentals of sociology and anthropology and be ready for an entry-level position or to continue to a four-year university.

Our sociology and anthropology program is designed for students who want to transfer to a four-year college or university. With a bachelor’s or master’s degree, you have a wide range of career opportunities, including: 

  • Social Science Research Assistant
  • Sociology Teacher
  • Sociologist

Find more information, including wages and education requirements, on Career Coach!

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Sociology and Anthropology: Enhancing Career Success

Everyone can benefit from taking psychology or sociology classes at WCJC. Our small classroom settings allow for rich discussions of ideas and beliefs in a safe place for students to express themselves. No matter what profession you are pursuing, enhancing your knowledge of Psychology & Sociology will benefit your personal and professional life.
Jodie Hutchinson
WCJC Department Chair of Psychology, Sociology, & Anthropology, Instructor of Psychology, WCJC Alumni 2003
You don’t need to become a sociologist to reap the benefits of a degree in sociology and anthropology. By learning about human behavior and social structures, you can become a better critical thinker and communicator, which are important for success in any field.
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Meet the Faculty

William Kilgore

Instructor of Sociology
Dr. William Kilgore received his B.S. in Sociology and Anthropology from the University of Houston Clear Lake, and will receive two M.A. degrees from this same institution (Sociology; Cross-Cultural Studies). In addition, Kilgore earned an M.A. in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of North Texas. Kilgore joined WCJC in 2022 and currently teaches SOCI 1301: Introduction to Sociology, SOCI 1306: Social Problems, SOCI 2301: Marriage and the Family, and SOCI 2319: Minority Studies. 

Office: Sugar Land Campus, Brazos Hall 219
Phone: (281) 243-8579

Jon Loessin

Instructor of Sociology and Anthropology
Dr. Jon Loessin received his B.S. and M.A. from Sam Houston State University, ABD from Texas A&M University, and Ph.D. from Universidad Empresarial de Costa Rica. He came to WCJC in 1989 from The University of Louisiana at Monroe where he was a Lecturer of Sociology from 1986-1989. He teaches SOCI 1301: Introduction to Sociology, SOCI 1306: Social Problems, SOCI 2301: Marriage and Family, and ANTH 2351: Cultural Anthropology.  He has also taught SOCI 2319: Minority Studies; PSYC 2319: Social Psychology; ENGL 1301: Composition I, ENGL 1302: Composition II, ENGL 2322: British Literature I, ENGL 2323: British Literature II, ENGL 2333: World Literature II, and HUMA 1301: Introduction to Humanities.

Office: Wharton Campus, Science Building 121
Phone: (979) 532-6461

David Jung

Sociology, Part-Time Instructor
Dr. David Jung earned his B. A. and M.A. in Sociology from Baylor University. He also earned an M.B.A. in Human Resources Management and his Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Dr. Jung joined the Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology Department as a part-time instructor in 2017.


William Johnson

Sociology, Part-Time Instructor
Mr. William "Bill" Johnson received his B.A. in Sociology from Baylor University and his M.S.S.W. from the University of Texas at Austin.  He joined WCJC in 1995 and has taught Introduction to Sociology, Social Problems, Minority Studies, and Marriage and the Family both face-to-face and online.  He currently teaches SOCI 1301: Introduction to Sociology.


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