The Department of Sociology offers undergraduate majors and minors in criminal justice and sociology.
- Criminal Justice students study the components of the justice system and its assumptions and implications for the larger society. Internships are often available and many of these students pursue careers in the justice system.
- Sociology students study a somewhat broader range of institutions (educational, political, medical, religious and others) and problems (poverty, inequality, racism, sexism, economic dislocation, and so on).
- Both majors share a set of core methods and theories and both seek to understand the interdependencies of individuals, families, social groups, and normative and regulatory systems in a society. Increasingly this is done cross-nationally and cross-culturally as well as in direct examination of global systems of interdependence.
Graduate programs include Masters and Ph.D. programs.