Sociology and criminal justice programs

As a sociology/criminal justice major, you’ll study people in groups: peer and family groups, political parties, religious groups, minority groups, and entire societies. You’ll investigate and debate social problems like poverty, war and crime—all in an effort to understand how people might relate to one another in a way that promotes restoration and reconciliation.

Our department's mission is to train you to think critically about the social world, help you develop skills for conducting social research, and engage you in exploring the diversity of the human experience. We want our sociology graduates to apply their skills to the pursuit of justice as they live out their calling in careers and communities around the world.

Middle East Studies Minor

The Middle East Studies minor prepares students to engage with the Middle East and the Islamic world, a religion and worldview that will continue to play a critical role in world affairs for the foreseeable future. The minor incorporates a variety of disciplines including history, religion, language and sociology.

Requirements:
Choose one program:
GEN 310 - Middle East Studies Program
GEN 354 - Oman Semester
Choose 8 credits:
HIS 230 - Issues in Cross-Cultural History: Islamic Civilization
PSC 235 - Comparative Politics
REL 295 - Intercultural Communication
REL 390 - World Religions
SOC 290 - Cultural Anthropology
SOC 312 - Sociology of Religion
Total Credits Required: 24