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Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Crime and Delinquency Studies


Undergraduate Program in Sociology

and Crime and Delinquency Studies

Department Chair:

Dr. Nathaniel Eugene Terrell

What is Sociology?

Sociology is the scientific study of human behavior. It shows how people interact with each other, how groups and societies differ, and how these social units affect human behavior. Sociology helps us better understand why people behave similarly as well as differently. Its focus is on social relationships among humans.

 

What are some of the benefits of a Degree in Sociology?

  • students develop social skills
  • students develop communication skills necessary for every profession in the world
  • individuals understand how and why they act and feel as they do
  • develop insights into the invisible networks of rules and institutional arrangements which guide human behavior
  • examine the social environments
  • provide knowledge of human behavior, organizational dynamics, and cultural diversity essential for many occupations

The sociology courses provide a desirable background for further professional training in law, city planning, public administration, hospital administration, and medicine, as well as for advanced graduate work in sociology or other social sciences. It also prepares students for a wide variety of careers that involve problem-solving and gathering, organizing and analyzing information. Such careers may involve jobs ranging from sales and management to community services and government work.

 

What is Crime and Delinquency?

The degree is designed primarily for those students who intend to pursue careers in Crime and Delinquency Studies, juvenile justice, law enforcment, government agencies, and other related fields, or who want more extensive preparation in the discipline of Crime and Delinquency Studies for advanced degree programs.

What are some of the benefits of a Degree in Crime and Delinquency Studies?

  • contributes to a holistic view of crime and delinquency and the criminal justice system
  • students develop communication skill necessary for every profession
  • examine social issues associated with crime
  • develop research and evaluation skills useful in planning change in the criminal justice field
  • provide knowledge of human behavior, organizational dynamics, and cultural diversity essential for many occupations