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Department of Sociology and Criminology
  • The department of sociology and criminology at Capital University provides majors and minors and seeks to foster in students a commitment to scientific learning built on a strong foundation in the study of society and crime.

    In advancing the above, students will engage in scientific thinking, study, and understanding of:

    • social, cultural, gender, ethnic, and racial dimensions of diversity;
    • scientific thinking, research, and reasoning;
    • analytical and critical thinking skills and ethical approaches to knowledge formation, research, and professional pursuits;
    • theoretical, methodological, and statistical literacy, including social research and the ability to generalize scientifically grounded results; and
    • express their knowledge through effective oral and written communication.

    Majors and Minors

    Sociology major  

    Criminology major  

    Sociology minor  

    Criminology minor 

    Additional Resources



    Faculty Directory  

     Online Course Bulletin  

    Mission Statement for Sociology and Criminology

    Grounding in the liberal arts tradition is essential preparation for a strong undergraduate major and minor in sociology that prepares students for continued engagement with the world, social and civic responsibility, and the pursuit of graduate study and lifelong learning.;