Sociology and Criminology Majors
are taught the basics of human interaction and relationships and
acquire an understanding of social life, social change and the
social causes and consequences of social behavior. As such,
sociology provides students with the necessary tools to investigate
and understand a wide range of cultural and social issues and the
potential to make a positive impact on society and the welfare of
We have developed sociology-based programs grounded in three
central themes: community, social diversity and global awareness.
Each program reflects an emphasis on the use of social science
theory and methods to understand and address challenging social
issues and to encourage student critical thinking and engagement
with our communities and the world. With a strong academic and
experiential foundation, our students are well prepared for a wide
range of opportunities upon graduation.
To best meet students' varying interests and career goals, we
give students several options for their focus of study.
Students may elect to complete the following
Sociology Major with a
Specialization in Social Work and Social Policy
We also offer a minor in sociology, a minor in
criminology, and the opportunity for students to complete a combined major
either with the psychology department or within our department.
Sociology and Criminology at Butler?
Jordan Hall, Room 371
4600 Sunset Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Department Secretary: Pam Crea