College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Sociology and Criminology

Sociology is the study of social human behavior—in particular, the way people interact, organize, and take action. One of the major areas within the discipline of sociology is criminology, the scientific study of crime and criminal behavior.

John Carroll sociology and criminology students gain a strong analytical and theoretical background and skills to work with and understand people. Our graduates have found success in many careers: law and criminal justice, social work and counseling, public health and nonprofit administration, education and business, as well as sociology and anthropology.

Learn more about our Programs of Study, including our specialized tracks in criminology, cultural diversity, and human service, health, and social justice.