Welcome to the Department of Social, Cultural and Justice Studies!

We offer undergraduate B.A. or B.S. degrees in Anthropology, a minor in Geography, a B.S. in Sociology, and a B.S. in Criminal Justice. The department also offers a graduate program (M.S.) in Criminal Justice.

Anthropology, Criminal Justice, and Sociology are sister disciplines as they each deal with different aspects of human behavior. Geography is often paired with Anthropology because an understanding of our world from cultural and physical perspectives is integral to studying people. In addition, many social scientists (including faculty in this department) use geographic information systems (G.I.S.) to map and record human activity and behavior. This department is extremely multidisciplinary which is essential to the development of constructive interactions in a global economy and world.

Mission Statement

Our programs prepare students for professional and personal success in the context of a strong liberal arts education. We are committed to coursework that is grounded in theory, research, and community engagement to help students prepare for their careers in their respective fields. Emphasis is placed on intellectual, experiential, critical thinking, and problem solving abilities that will prepare our students to become ethically informed, culturally sensitive, engaged scholars who are able to address global, national, regional, and local challenges. Students and their futures are our first priority.

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Student Success: DeMarcus Boyce
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Rachel Fuller, Anthropology
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Kristen O'Conner, Anthropology
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Zachary Rush, Criminal Justice