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Sociology is the social science that focuses on the behavior of social groups and social organizations in society. All that humans create can be studied by sociologists, such as social stratification, art, music, film, marriage and family, community, urbanization, deviance, criminology and social movements.

The Department of Sociology offers two degree programs: sociology and criminal justice studies. Many students choose to double major in these programs, which are complementary and share foundational coursework.

By studying sociology and/or criminal justice studies at Thiel College, you’ll be able to:

  • Experience a diverse faculty with a vast array of sociology specializations
  • Receive personal attention with small class sizes
  • Engage in practical experiences – we emphasize internships and professional seminars