• The Lafitte Greenway

    The Lafitte Greenway

    Environmental Sociology graduate students use their expertise to help build green infrastructure in New Orleans.

  • They’re Taking Our Jobs!

    They’re Taking Our Jobs!

    Afraid the job market will be taken over by robots? Nervous that your skills will not be viable in an automated world? Majors in the Sociology and Criminal Justice Department can help you choose a successful career that is automation-proof.

  • Meeting of Minds

    Meeting of Minds

    Students and professors from the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice Department organize first conference in Cuba for the Association for Humanist Sociology.

  • Protecting the Natural World

    Protecting the Natural World

    Our students trekked to Zion National Park to get an in-depth education on the work it takes to preserve our country's beautiful natural resources. They learned about the planning, management and preservation of national park lands.

  • Social Justice Speaker Series
  • Criminal Justice in the United Kingdom 2019

Sociology and Criminal Justice

Our classes offer faculty-student ratios that allow students' interests to be addressed through interaction with professors. We emphasize critical and analytical skills and effective communication to resolve conflicts and promote social justice.

The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice emphasizes an interdisciplinary understanding of socio-economic, cultural, institutional and physical environments. Our programs prepare students for citizenship by encouraging them to understand, tolerate and respect the vast array of cultural and intellectual differences found throughout the world.


  • We offer a Master of Science in Applied Sociology, Bachelors of Arts in Sociology and Criminal Justice, and minors in Sociology, Criminal Justice, Geography, Geographic Information System (GIS), and Anthropology.

  • Students in our program actively participate in our Sociology and Criminal Justice clubs, as well as in other student organizations such as Reconnect, which focuses on environmental and sustainability issues.

  • Students majoring in Sociology or Criminal Justice may be able to earn academic credit by completing an internship.

  • The faculty maintain an active research agenda and publish extensively in the discipline.




Department Updates

2018 Departmental Newsletter


 Justice 4All Rallies the Vote


(new student organization)
First meetings:
Fayard 234 on Tues, Aug 28th @ 5:30 pm
Student Union Rm 2202 on Wed., Aug 29th @ 12:30




Food and Sustainability Class Visits New Orleans

Food and Sustainability Class Visits New Orleans


 Alumna Emily McDonald

(Sociology BA 2013, Applied Sociology MS 2015) Conducts Research On How to 'Build An Age-Inclusive Community'






 LEaD Speaker

Trooper Charles Donovan

and “K-9 REX”

November 7, 2018 @ 12:30 p.m   207 Fayard


Reconnect Leads the Way at Campus Community Garden


Reconnect Farmers Market Flyer 


Wednesday from 10-2

Feb. 20

Front of Union 


 Your Best Ten Minutes, A TED Style Talk  

Dr. David Burley Speaks about Sociology and National Parks at TED Talk style Your Best 10 Minutes

You can also hear his "Best 10 Minutes" here. His talk begins at about the 8:30 minute mark. 


Southeastern Sociological Assoication (SSA) Meetings

Mondays @ 5:30
Fayard 234

ssa flyer


Pre-Law Students Association (PLSA)

Fall 2018 meeting Mondays @ 5:00pm Fayard 225 


Departmental T-Shirts
$12 @ Bookstore


Learn More About the Department

Farmers Market Intern