For Students

Why study sociology?

With a sociology degree, you will gain an excellent foundation for successful participation and engagement in an increasingly diverse and complex world. You will develop marketable skills in research, theory, and data analytics and applied knowledge related to social institutions, interactions, cultures, social inequality, and organizations. These learning experiences will help you enrich your social interactions, and contribute to your successful performance in non-profit and business organizations and profound understanding of other people’s experiences while fostering an appreciation for your own.

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Why study criminology?

With a criminology degree, you will gain an excellent foundation for engaging in and contributing to crime prevention activities and policies, law enforcement, and the court system. You will develop marketable skills in research, theory, and data analytics that include and go beyond an understanding of criminal law, procedures, evidence. These learning experiences will help you understand the complexities of criminal behavior and public safety, and familiarize you with the justice system processes and the causes and consequences of criminal behavior and victimization.

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Internships

In our department, you will be able to access a wide variety of work-related internship opportunities that will help you gain work-related experiences with professionals in the field develop a better understanding of a prospective career.  It is an opportunity for you to determine whether your interests match a chosen career path in the real world.

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Student Organizations

Because community is an important part of our experiences and what we study, we encourage all students to be active in organizations that appeal to them. Our students can join three student organizations associated with the department: Alpha Kappa Delta Student Honorary Society, Alpha Phi Sigma Student Honorary Society, and Lambda Alpha Epsilon Fraternity.

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Scholarships

Our outstanding students may be eligible for one of the three scholarship opportunities: the Stephen Stephan Award, the Elaine Ogden McNeil Endowed Scholarship Award, and the Community and Family Institute Outstanding Sociology Undergraduate Student Award.

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