Sociology and Criminal Justice

As a sociology and criminal justice student at UHart, you prepare for a successful career by working with dedicated faculty who are respected teachers, scholars, and leaders in the criminal justice and sociology fields. Our small classes allow your professors to support you and help you succeed.

Our Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and Bachelor of Arts in Sociology programs help you develop broad skills that will enhance your career and personal goals.

In criminal justice you study criminal behavior, criminal law, and proactive and reactive strategies of social control of crime. Our sociology program is designed to increase your understanding of factors that determine social relationships and social organization. We offer a minor in Criminal Justice  that can easily paired with another program of study. The criminal justice minor is a great way to complement our business, politics and government, or psychology programs.

Our sociology program is designed to increase your understanding of factors that determine social relationships and social organization. We also offer a minor in Sociology to enhance your area of study and improve your critical thinking, writing, and research skills. You’ll study social issues and learn about various methods of social research that can be applied to any profession.

Hands-On Experience Criminal Justice

Student intern with state judge.
Explore your career interests by applying what you learn in the classroom to an individually designed internship that gives you hands-on experience in your chosen field before you earn your degree.

We have long-standing relationships with a number of federal, state, local, and nonprofit organizations, and businesses so you can find opportunities for internships at organizations like:

  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Federal and state probation systems
  • State and local police departments
  • State social service agencies
  • Local and regional courts
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Hands-On Experience Sociology

Students working on research.

You have opportunities to get valuable hands-on research experience in UHart’s Center for Social Research, or you can complete a required internship in a:

  • Public school
  • Shelter
  • Probation office
  • Nonprofit organization 

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Meet the Sociology and Criminal Justice Department

Albert DiChiara
Director, Criminal Justice Program; Associate Professor
Sociology and Criminal Justice

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Douglas Eichar
Department Chair; Associate Professor
Sociology and Criminal Justice

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Amanda Freeman
Assistant Professor
Sociology and Criminal Justice

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Philip Levchak
Assistant Professor
Sociology and Criminal Justice

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Kelly McGeever
Assistant Professor
Sociology and Criminal Justice

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Wesley Younts
Director of the Center for Social Research; Associate Professor
Sociology and Criminal Justice
Center for Social Research

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Anne Marie Cirullo
Office Coordinator
Sociology and Criminal Justice

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