Sociology and Criminal Justice

Sociology and Criminal Justice Department
Lommen Hall 212 (218) 477-2045
Susan Humphers-Ginther
Faculty: Karen Branden, Geraldine Hendrix-Sloan, Joel Powell-Dahlquist, Katie Richardson-Jens, Lee Vigilant, Deborah White

Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice majors examine the criminal justice system and its components within a multidisciplinary framework. The major provides a broad analysis of the criminal justice system and its historical and contemporary social contexts.

Gerontology is a field of study that integrates several disciplinary perspectives on human aging, including sociology, social work, psychology, and biology. It explores the aging process of individuals and societies, including the study of physical, mental, and social changes; the investigation of societal changes resulting from an aging population; and the application of this knowledge to policy and program development.

The sociology major focuses on the study of society, social inequality, organization, social problems, social institutions, and social interaction. As sociology majors, students investigate a wide range of topics such as minorities, family, crime, class, healthcare and religion. Students are encouraged to develop writing and social research skills, as well as a broad understanding of society and organization.