Sociology and criminal justice

If you're interested in people—and their societies and cultures—then study sociology. You'll explore the diversity of the human experience, conduct social research, and be encouraged to apply what you're learning toward the pursuit of social justice wherever God calls you.

Northwestern’s sociology department offers these study options:


Study with our sociology professors and you’ll soon share their passion for social justice and understanding of diverse cultural perspectives.


As a sociology major, you’ll have the opportunity to explore other countries and cultures close-up through semester and summer study abroad programs in Oman, Romania and elsewhere.