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Department of Sociology & Criminology

The Department of Sociology & Criminology offers programs and course work designed to expand awareness and understanding of the social causes and consequences of human behavior in groups, including organizations, societies, and various cultures.

Completion of the curriculum in sociology will provide you with a broad background for pursuing a variety of careers by helping you to develop the skills most valued by today's employers. These include the ability to communicate effectively and to frame and solve problems realistically in a teamwork setting.

The Sociology and Criminology curriculum provides a broad background for students pursuing a variety of careers. Specifically, students develop the skills most desired by today's employers including the ability to communicate effectively, frame and solve real world problems, and come to empirically driven solutions. Further, our programs provide preparation for research and administrative positions, or for pursuing graduate degrees in Sociology

Students interested in research and administrative positions, pursuing graduate degrees in sociology or other related academic fields, or training for teachers of these subjects will find the program in sociology academically and professionally rewarding.

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Best Online Graduate CJ Programs

Ranked #16
The MA in Criminology is a fully online program currently (2019) ranked #16 by the U.S. News and World Report for “Best Online Graduate CJ Programs.” Read more.
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Best Online Bachelor's Sociology Degrees

Ranked #5
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Vision Statement
The Sociology & Criminology Department prepares students to be successful and contributing members of the global society by inculcating students with "the Sociological Imagination." Developing this critical mindset, students become participants in social life.


Mission Statement
To reach this vision, we offer programs and course work designed to further our understanding of social life including the social causes and consequences of human behavior in groups, organizations, societies and various cultures. Students will examine how individual life chances are impacted by social structure and the organization of society, using appropriate methodologies and analytical techniques






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 Last Modified 7/16/19