Department of Sociology


The Department of Sociology offers degrees in sociology at the BA and MA level, and in criminology and criminal justice (CCJ) at the BA level.  Students interested in pursuing careers in social work major in sociology with a concentration in social services. In their senior year, CCJ majors and sociology majors concentrating in social services complete internships in their respective fields.

Learn more about each of our programs:

  • BA in Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • BA in Sociology, general
  • BA in Sociology, social services concentration
  • BA in Sociology, Work & Community Engagement concentration
  • Minor in Sociology
  • Minor in Criminology & Criminal Justice
  • MA in Applied Sociology
Sociology and CCJ are like other liberal arts majors in that they open doors to a variety of fulfilling, well-paying jobs, but do not link to specific occupations. Unless you're planning to go into a highly specialized field, major is not very important for the job you will eventually get. So decide your major based on what you like to learn about and what you're good at, not based on what job you want. This way you are most likely to graduate on time with a high GPA. In the end, that's what will impress employers in a variety of fields.