We study society, the social worlds in which you live! Through research and publication, in-class teaching, and out-of-the-classroom experiences, sociology faculty at PNW reach out in the best tradition of our discipline’s sociological analysis and community commitment. Students get prepared for a variety of careers both in and outside of the social sciences.
SOC 22000 – Social Problems
This course provides opportunities to learn sociological concepts and theories and to apply them to social issues at organizational, community, and national levels.
SOC 30600 and CJRU 44300 -Field Experience
These courses provide placements in human service and criminal justice organizations, encourage real-world application of fundamental concepts, and often directly launch careers.
Sociology and criminal justice students create a variety of careers, including: social and case management services; business and marketing; education and teaching; law enforcement and corrections; government; health services; advocacy; and social research. Many of our graduates also go on to pursue graduate degrees in sociology, medicine, and human services.
In the news:
- Criminal Justice Club
- Social Justice Club
- Service Learning
- Sociology and Criminal Justice Field Experience courses (in approximately 40 Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland agencies this year)
- Ronald E. McNair Scholars mentorships
- Research (RA) or Teaching Assistant (TA)
- Multidisciplinary Research Lab (MURL) worker and directed research with faculty
Department/School Events and Outreach:
- Open house
- Graduate School Night
- Alumni and Career Night
- Guest speaker events