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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.  

Recent Events

Lisa Martinez was one of several faculty members taking part in a panel discussion entitled "Election 2016: What We Learned and What Comes Next" at Anderson Academic Commons on November 10, 2016.  (View video

Jared Del RossoJared Del Rosso presented "Talking about Torture: U.S. Politics and the Debate about 'Enhanced Interrogation'" as part of the AHSS Faculty Lecture Series, on Thursday, October 6 (more...)