This Department offers courses that lead to baccalaureate degrees in Sociology and Criminal Justice. The courses and specializations offered by the department prepare students to understand and deal with our contemporary world in terms of diversity, change, societal concerns for stability, and their implications locally and globally. The core competencies of its graduates enable them to enter careers requiring technological facility, communication skills, data gathering and analysis, community awareness and involvement, problem- solving, critical thinking, an understanding of the structure and functioning of groups and organizations, greater awareness of their environments, critical self-reflection, and interpersonal and intercultural skills.
The faculty of the Sociology and Criminal Justice Department strives to mentor students in a process of professional socialization in which students develop practical, marketable, applicable skills and take responsibility for their own lifelong learning. Students will understand our degree programs as social sciences that strive to provide an understanding of our complex social world, and also have practical implications for career and personal success.