Neither the life of an individual nor the history of a society can be understood without understanding both.
~C. Wright Mills
Sociology is the study of human society and human social interaction. Our department explores a wide range of issues relevant to our lives — social inequality and social justice, crime and deviance, race and gender relations, dating and intimate relationships, and the impact of the internet on society and interpersonal relationships. We emphasize teaching as the top priority of the department, set high standards for student achievement, involve students in research, provide opportunities for student engagement in multicultural events and encourage civic involvement.
New for 2017, the Sociology Program is pleased to offer an Emphasis in Criminology (BA) degree. It is perfect for students seeking careers in criminology or criminal justice, while offering a broad liberal arts education that encourages them to think critically about crime and justice issues and prepares them for careers in the criminal justice systems or preparation for a graduate degree program.