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Sociology & Criminal Justice

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  • Sociology & Criminal Justice

    The 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. 

    Dedicated faculty are highly accessible to students and have received awards and other recognition for their teaching, research and academic service. Students have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty on research projects and present their work at local and regional academic conferences. Students are also highly active outside the classroom through the Criminal Justice Association, Sociology Club and Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society, which provide unique forums to discuss topics related to their study and participate in student group events. Graduates are well prepared to pursue graduate school or careers in their chosen field. 


  • Sociology and Criminal Justice students present research today

    Today, 34 students from the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice will present research posters in CMU Ballroom A/B from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. and 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. These posters represent research that students completed in SOC 351: Quantitative Methods. Members of the campus community are encouraged to attend and provide feedback to students […]

    Sweat lodge to be built on campus

    A sweat lodge is being built on campus in honor of American Indian Heritage Month. Please donate any old blankets you have. These will be used to cover the structure of the lodge. You can drop them off for Karen Branden at the Sociology and Criminal Justice Department located on the second floor of Lommen […]

    A ride-along with the Minnesota Corrections Agent of the Year, who keeps tabs on high-risk offenders

    MSUM criminal justice alum is named Minnesota Corrections Agent of the Year. By: Mike Nowatzki, INFORUM MOORHEAD – When Mike Schommer visits his “clients,” he’s not making a sales call or pitching a new product. As an intensive supervised release (ISR) agent for the Minnesota Department of Corrections. Schommer’s clientele consists of convicted murderers, rapists […]

    Faculty-student research presented at 18th Annual Qualitative Research Conference

    Sociology and political science student, Tyler C. Anderson, senior, and Dr. Lee Garth Vigilant, Sociology & Criminal Justice, presented a paper at the 18th Annual Qualitative Research Conference at the University of St. Thomas on June 15. The paper’s title was “Try To See It My Way:” Interpretive Dilemmas in Insider/Outsider Team Research (Reading “Gender […]

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