Department of Sociology and Criminology

Sociology students in class.

Sociologists examine how membership in different groups and interactions with social structures and social institutions affect a person's daily life. The Department of Sociology and Criminology trains undergraduate students to analyze a wide variety of social issues, including family, gender, race, class, law, policies, crime, health and the environment.

Experiential Learning

Deepen your understanding of the world beyond the typical classroom setting.

  • Study sociology in London or Singapore with department faculty
  • Add international experience to your resume by studying abroad
  • Gain real-world experience and make connections through an internship with a local organization
  • Partner with a faculty member on a research project


Sociology majors are masters of the technical and analytical skills, critical thinking abilities and global perspectives necessary to succeed in our rapidly-evolving society, preparing them for a wide variety of professions including education, health services, business, law, urban planning, social policy and social services.


  • BA in Sociology
  • BA in Criminology
  • MS in Criminology
  • MA in Sociology
  • PhD in Sociology

Combined Degrees

  • BA/JD in Sociology


  • Minor in Sociology
  • Minor in Criminology
  • Minor in Social Justice
  • Minor in Society, Medicine and Health