Sociology and Criminal Justice

Sociology and Criminal Justice Department
Lommen Hall 212 (218) 477-2045
Geraldine Hendrix-Sloan
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.

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.