Sociology & Criminal Justice
The MSUM Sociology and Criminal Justice Department offers programs in Sociology, Criminal Justice and Gerontology that cover an array of topics related to the study of society, the criminal justice system and human aging.
Gain hands-on experience through ample service learning and internship opportunities under the direction of MSUM’s dedicated, experienced faculty. Fargo-Moorhead boasts a wide variety of voluntary organizations and service providers to provide you with valuable, hands-on learning.
Diverse faculty members share their excellent theoretical backgrounds and practical experience in their lessons, giving you an authentic perspective on a variety of social topics.
Comprehensive curriculum allows you to develop a broad knowledge base on social topics including religion, class, race, sexual behavior, crime, social deviance, aging, healthcare, family, social movements, gender and politics.
MSUM’s Juvenile Justice minor is one of the only programs in the United States where you’ll learn prevention and intervention strategies for dealing with at-risk youth and juvenile delinquents.
Interdisciplinary curriculum makes it easy for you to double-major without adding significant time to your academic career. Popular second majors include Social Work, Health Services Administration and Psychology.
Learning Communities at MSUM provide outstanding opportunities to increase your academic success.
Dr. Jan Fiola, retired Professor of Sociology, passes awayJan Fiola, Professor of Sociology at MSUM from 1996 – 2010, passed away on May 15, 2021, after a long […]
Shark Tank Open Grant Brings Artificial Intelligence Course to Criminal JusticeDr. Katie Richardson Jens, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, and two colleagues from the Department of Criminal Justice at […]
Dr. Vigilant and Students Publish Research in Peer-Reviewed JournalLee Garth Vigilant (Sociology & Criminal Justice), Ashley Heitkamp (Sociology ’19), and Amanda Heitkamp (Sociology ’17) have published in the […]
Dr. Sue Humphers-Ginther appointed webinar moderator for the MN Gerontological SocietyDr. Sue Humphers-Ginther, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice and Gerontology Program Coordinator, was recently appointed Webinar Moderator for the […]
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MSUM Sociology & Criminal Justice students gain valuable real-world experience beyond the classroom when you join student organizations, land meaningful internships and more.