John Carroll offers a major and minor in sociology and criminology. Studying sociology will expose you to theoretical insights about human behavior, and teach you critical analytical thinking and skills to work with, and help understand, people. You’ll learn about ways people interact, organize, and act as families, cities, societies, cultures, ethnic/racial groups, social class, religions, businesses, and many other types of groups.
As a sociology student, you’ll take courses in the foundations of sociology and research methods. You’ll also explore contemporary social issues such as: crime, drugs and violence, juvenile delinquency, poverty, aging, health and illness, prejudice and discrimination, social justice and inequalities, the environment, and sexuality and gender, both within the U.S. and internationally.
Depending on your career interests, you can choose to focus your studies in specialized concentrations in criminology, cultural diversity, human service, health, and social justice, and aging studies. Many of our students also complete internships to gain professional experience in a variety of fields.
Sociology and Criminology majors and minors often participate in Interdisciplinary minors such as: Catholic Studies; East Asian Studies; Entrepreneurship; Peace, Justice, and Human Rights; Population and Public Health; Gender, Sexuality & Women Studies