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Sociology and Criminal Justice

Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
Oglethorpe Hall, Room 219
Telephone: (404) 880-6659


The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice houses two programs. Four degrees are offered from these programs - two undergraduate degrees (Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice) and two graduate degrees (Master of Arts in Sociology and Master of Arts Criminal Justice).

The Department consists of ten full-time faculty members with substantive research and teaching backgrounds and training. With an emphasis on teaching, this diversity facilitates comprehensive learning.

In addition to core theoretical foundations in Sociology, Criminology, and Criminal Justice, departmental strengths include Quantitative Methodology and Analysis. However, Environmental Justice, Medical Sociology, Law Enforcement and Corrections are the primary areas of faculty research activity and service. Over the years, the faculty have obtained and administered several grants from federal, state and local governments and private organizations.