Why Study Sociology or Criminology
The Department of Sociology & Criminology offers you an understanding of human social systems and prepares you to continue your education. Aspiring sociologists and criminologists will find our program gives them the observational and analytical skills they need to succeed long after they graduate.
The broad perspectives and valuable research experience of our sociology and criminology students also provide a useful background if you're planning to enter into careers in law, social work, police work, crime analysis, teaching, nonprofit organizations and even business. Many of our recent graduates are actively working to create sustainable change in their communities.
We aim to create a well-rounded curriculum that caters to your individual needs and career goals. Our classes offer low student-to-faculty ratios, providing you with one-on-one guidance and focused advising from your professors.
Faculty in our department engage in exciting research projects, ranging from criminal law to the social foundations of justice, in which undergraduate students can participate. We also support an internship program designed to give majors and minors the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in a community agency.
Careers for Majors
Pursuing Graduate Studies
We offer you excellent preparation if you plan to pursue further graduate work in sociology or criminology in order to become a professor or researcher.
Starting Your Career
We provide a broad background of knowledge suitable for immediate work after graduation or further study in law, education, medicine, social work, nonprofit organizations, public policy and counseling, to name only a few possibilities.