Based on faculty and instructor nominations to the Undergraduate Studies Committee, the department chooses one undergraduate major to feature as our monthly Sociology & Criminology Student Spotlight. This program recognizes the extraordinary achievements, accomplishments, and activities of our undergraduate students.
Harry chose sociology as his major because he sees it a way of creating real social change. Harry explains, “Sociology is amazing for answering big "why" questions which tend to feel like the most daunting questions when viewed through the lens of another discipline.”
Harry works as an undergraduate research assistant for a faculty member in the Sociology Department. He describes the experience this way: “Getting to see the real life applications of what I had been learning in my classes was a challenging but great experience that I will always keep with me.”
After graduation, Harry plans to continue on to graduate school. He describes his goal as “to become an advocate for incarcerated people and to try to make meaningful change in our country's deeply flawed criminal justice system.”