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.
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Our classes are small. Faculty-student partnerships are key to our successful program.
Sociology/Criminology Research Symposium
-- Friday, May 6, 2-4pm
Presentations by Sociology/Criminology/Socio-Legal Studies thesis students. More...
Sociology/Criminology Year-End Recognition Ceremony -- Friday, June 3, 11am-1pm
The Department of Sociology and Criminology ended another fantastic academic year by initiating new members into Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD)--the International Sociology Honor Society; recognizing this year's Sociology/Criminology thesis writers; and recognizing this year's award winners. More...