Department

Sociology and Criminology

Discover how the social world is created and organized, and how it links to social issues like crime, inequality, and race relations.

Sociology and Criminology
Contact Information

Professor Alison Cares, Ph.D., Department Chair, Sociology & Criminology

508-767-7608


Location

Kennedy Hall - Room 215

At Assumption, sociology and criminology students benefit from developing an empirical understanding of social structures, social interactions, and the linkages between the two necessary to address today’s complex social issues.

Students have access to customized academic paths, faculty-student research projects, and connections with career and internship opportunities. Senior seminar courses in both majors have a dual focus on professional development and student-driven individual research projects.  Community Service Learning (CSL) courses that are part of elective course offerings enable students to put classroom theory to work in a community setting, providing significant benefits to local residents while enhancing personal knowledge and skills.

Sociology and criminology majors and minors are flexible and complement other academic programs including accounting, data analytics, global studies, history, human services and rehabilitation studies, psychology, philosophy, political science, theology, and women’s studies.

In recent years, sociology and criminology students have studied abroad at the Rome, Italy campus, and in Australia, South Africa, and Washington, D.C. Our students are also a diverse and active part of the vibrant campus life at Assumption; they are elected officers in student government, captains of varsity sports teams, members of the Honors program, and leaders of Campus Ministry, the ALANA Network, and PAWS (Peers Advocating Wellness for Students).

Features and Benefits of Studying Sociology and Criminology at Assumption 

  • The option to receive a Bachelor’s Degree in both sociology and criminology in just 18 courses, providing students the opportunity to double major and receive a degree in only four years
  • Acquire the skills that are most sought by employers, including writing, oral presentations, data analysis, ability to work in groups, and the ability to analyze problems with complex causes
  • Senior year classes in both majors with a dual focus on professional development and student-driven individual research projects
  • Develop mentoring relationships with faculty; all majors can be advised in-house, facilitating faculty-student research projects and connections with career opportunities
  • Connect with department alums in the field to learn more about potential career paths and build professional networks
  • Develop an empirical understanding of social structures, social interactions, and the linkages between the two necessary to address today’s complex social issues.
  • Community service learning courses enable students to put classroom theory to work in a community setting, providing significant benefits to local residents while enhancing their own personal knowledge and skills.
  • Flexibility in selecting elective courses to match individual interests

Sociology and Criminology Program Fact Sheet
 

Sociology and criminology program fact sheet


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