The Department of Sociology, Social Work and Criminal Justice offers a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology; Bachelor of Science in Social Work; and Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and three minors in Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice.

The 18-credit minor in Sociology emphasizes developing the knowledge and skills necessary for students to think critically and imaginatively about social issues and to promote social betterment.  The minor has four required courses: SOC 102 Introduction to Cultural Diversity, SOC 111 Introduction to Sociology, SOC 255 Sociological Inquiry and SOC 370 Sociological Theory.  The remaining two courses in the minor are electives that can be taken in any of several areas of study within the field of Sociology. 

The goals of the minor include the acquisition of knowledge about human diversity, social inequality, and the pursuit of social justice.  The Sociology minor not only complements the Social Work and Criminal Justice majors offered in the department, but also many other majors across disciplines within the behavioral and social sciences, humanities, health sciences, education and management.  

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For additional information regarding the programs offered, please contact the department secretary at (570) 422-3453 or email at

Contact Information

Campus Address
Stroud Hall 101
(570) 422-3453
(570) 422-3198 (Fax)
Title of Department Leader
Department Chair Sociology, Social Work & Criminal Justice
John Kraybill-Greggo
(570) 422-3844