Department of Sociology and Criminology

The Department of Sociology and Criminology offers students the opportunity to ask essential questions about the societies in which we live and participate in research with faculty on a host of topics.

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    Graduate Program

    The graduate program provides rigorous training in theory and methods as well as in the substantive areas of criminology, social psychology (ranked #3 in U.S. News and World Report), stratification, organizations, political sociology, gender, and the family. 

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    Undergraduate Program

    An undergraduate degree in sociology (B.A. or B.S.) provides background for a wide range of careers, including those in social service, criminal justice, corrections, business, human resources management, applied social research, and secondary education.