Mission

Course work in this major is designed to provide scientific training for understanding the organization and patterns of structure and change in contemporary society, in addition to the interrelations between social structures, processes, and culture, on the one hand, and between these macro-level phenomena and individuals and groups, on the other. 

Sociology and Criminology courses have several objectives, including: general education, preparation for pursuing careers in such fields as law, social gerontology, health, human resource management, and social planning, and preparation for graduate study in sociology/criminology.