• The Lafitte Greenway

    The Lafitte Greenway

    Environmental Sociology graduate students use their expertise to help build green infrastructure in New Orleans.

  • They’re Taking Our Jobs!

    They’re Taking Our Jobs!

    Afraid the job market will be taken over by robots? Nervous that your skills will not be viable in an automated world? Majors in the Sociology and Criminal Justice Department can help you choose a successful career that is automation-proof.

  • Meeting of Minds

    Meeting of Minds

    Students and professors from the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice Department organize first conference in Cuba for the Association for Humanist Sociology.

Sociology and Criminal Justice

Our classes offer faculty-student ratios that allow students' interests to be addressed through interaction with professors. We emphasize critical and analytical skills and effective communication to resolve conflicts and promote social justice.

The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice emphasizes an interdisciplinary understanding of socio-economic, cultural, institutional and physical environments. Our programs prepare students for citizenship by encouraging them to understand, tolerate and respect the vast array of cultural and intellectual differences found throughout the world.


  • We offer a Master of Science in Applied Sociology, Bachelors of Arts in Sociology and Criminal Justice, and minors in Sociology, Criminal Justice, Geography, Geographic Information System (GIS), and Anthropology.

  • Students in our program actively participate in our Sociology and Criminal Justice clubs, as well as in other student organizations such as Reconnect, which focuses on environmental and sustainability issues.

  • Students majoring in Sociology or Criminal Justice may be able to earn academic credit by completing an internship.

  • The faculty maintain an active research agenda and publish extensively in the discipline.




Department Updates

2017 Departmental Newsletter

Social Justice Speaker Series

Adrienne Maree Brown
Wednesday, November 8
2PM Student Union Grand Ballroom

Workshop with Adrienne
9:30 - 11:45

Reconnect Farmers Market Flyer, April

Wednesday from 10-2
April 11
Front of Union 











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LEaD Speaker

Michael Morse 
April 11, 2018 @ 12:30 p.m          207 Fayard


Southeastern Sociological Assoication (SSA) Meetings

Mondays @ 5:30
Fayard 234

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Departmental T-Shirts
$15 @ Bookstore


Learn More About the Department

Farmers Market Intern