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Department of Sociology & Criminology

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Department of Sociology & Criminology

Welcome to Sociology and Criminology!

Students in Sociology and Criminology can expect to develop the insights of the sociological perspective as they become familiar with continuing research and theoretical analysis of the social world. They learn how to better understand the structures and patterns upon which everyday life rests, to understand the interplay between individual choices and social constraint, to interpret events from multiple perspectives, and to examine social arrangements critically. They learn how to make a difference in their lives and in the lives of others.

Work with Leading Faculty

We are a small, active faculty who publish award-winning monographs as well as articles in the top journals of our field. We are committed to the public good and our scholarship is used to inform national and local policy debate.

Get Personal Attention

Our classes are small. Faculty-student partnerships are key to our successful program. 

Student Profiles:

Leadership and Community Involvement Formulate Student's Worldview

(this story is from the June 2015 AHSS publication,  Expressions)  Kristen Powell

Kristen Powell knows firsthand the lasting impact that leadership and community involvement can have on one’s worldview. It was through her various leadership activities and participation in the DU community that the junior sociology major discovered her passion for social justice. Read more...  

Senior, 19, to Attend Law School in the Fall

(this story is from the May 2015 AHSS publication, Expressions)

Jamie RichardsonNot everyone can say that they will attend law school by the age of 19, but criminology and socio-legal studies double-major Jamie Richardson can. At an age when most students are still deciding their major, Richardson has completed the degree requirements for two concentrations and will be entering her first year of law school in the fall.  Read more...  

   

Sociology major is Keynote Speaker at DU Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Symposium

Katie Lynn-Vecqueray Katie Lynn-Vecqueray, senior sociology major, was one of three students who served as Keynote Speakers at this year's Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Symposium. Katie's speech ("Service Provision among Refugee Integration Organizations") was based on research for her senior thesis for distinction in the major. Read more...