Studying sociology and criminology exposes students to theoretical insights about human behavior, and teaches them critical analytical thinking and skills to work with, and help understand, people. Our students learn about ways people interact, organize, and act as families, cities, societies, cultures, ethnic/racial groups, social class, religions, businesses, and many other types of groups.

Amanda Papa ’11papa-157x300

Amanda struggled to find the right course of study for her interests during her freshman year, that is, until day one of her Introduction to Sociology class. The material intrigued her, and every professor in the department showed a genuine interest in her success. This support allowed her to discover that criminal justice was the perfect fit for her. Amanda is now a graduate student in the University of Cincinnati Department of Criminal Justice. Hear from her here.


Samantha Cocco ’09cocco

Samantha credits an internship through the Health and Human Services track as the highlight of her time at Carroll. After working as an employment specialist for Catholic Charities Migration & Refugee Services, Samantha has returned to JCU to work in the Center for Service and Social Action. Hear from Samantha about her internship and her post-graduate service in Pohnpei, Micronesia.

Hear more sociology and criminology success stories, including one from an assistant U.S. attorney, visit the Sociology and Criminology website.