Sociology, Social Work & Criminal Justice
The study and fields of Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice are relevant to a wide range of occupations in each discipline as well as management, marketing, social research, government agencies and other private industries.
These degrees open the door to careers in human services, business, education, government, and community relations.
Bachelors of Art in Sociology - Sociology program aims at helping students develop and utilize critical thinking skills and integrate Sociological knowledge in their understanding of various social issues and problems. The program also helps students recognize the value of human diversity, gain awareness of social inequality and the societal goal of social justice. The B.A. in Sociology is a solid foundation for those interested in graduate work in Sociology as well as in many other disciplines.
Bachelors of Science in Social Work – the social work program embraces a global perspective, respects the dignity and worth of all persons, commits to the values of diversity, the importance of human relationships, social justice and service, engages in scientific inquiry to expand knowledge, and commits to practices that seek the advancement of human rights. The program provides students with the educational background necessary for competent generalist social work practice in a range of professional practice settings. The B.S. in Social work provides a solid foundation for those interested in graduate study in Social Work or related disciplines.
Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice - Criminal Justice students will acquire an understanding of the principles of ethics and social justice, and the role these principles play in the field of criminal justice. Students will be able to recognize the value of human diversity, and gain awareness of social inequalities and their direct and indirect effect on crime and criminality. The program provides students with the educational background necessary to pursue careers in criminal justice, and/or to pursue graduate study in criminology, criminal justice, law, or other related fields.
Minors in Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice - Students also have the opportunity to enhance their Bachelor degree by minoring in Sociology,Social Work, and Criminal Justice.
The Department of Sociology, Social Work and Criminal Justice is home to scholars with eclectic interests and research topics. In addition to providing a stimulating student-centered learning environment, our faculty is well known for being caring advisers and mentors. The faculty is representative of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds, religious affiliations, as well as diverse academic specialties.
In addition to the great sense of humor of the entire staff there is a dedication to scholarship, community service, and collegial responsibility.