Explore Your Own Path
The mission of the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice is to contribute to the intellectual growth of students. This goal is realized through offering opportunities to promote this growth both in and around the classroom. Students explore relationships between society, culture and self in preparation to contribute to the discipline's humanitarian mission in future positions of responsibility. Small class sizes help to foster individual attention and close student/faculty relationships. Students experience an atmosphere of superior teaching and scholarship in preparation for their futures in the private sector or in public service.
The mission of the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice’s sociology program is to academically challenge students, through opportunities in and out of the classroom, to explore the ultimate meaning of life, their place in the world, and their responsibility to others by developing their sociological imagination and understanding the role external forces have on individual attitudes and behaviors.
Chart Your Course
A sampling of courses for a degree in Sociology includes:
- Principles of Sociology
- Sociology of Dating, Marriage and Family
- Social Psychology
- Class, Race and Gender
- Substance Abuse
- Group Dynamics
- Research Methodology
- Border Studies
- Jamaica Service Learning Program
- Social Problems
- Sociological Theories
Go Above And Beyond
Thomas More offers several special opportunities to explore social issues through academic conferences and community service projects. The student club helps fund student participation in such activities to promote social awareness. The Mexican-U.S. Border Studies Program combines service learning with third-world experience. Getting involved beyond the classroom will enhance your personal and professional growth at Thomas More.
For more information, contact:
Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
Thomas More College