Department of Sociology
The missions of the Department of Sociology at Kent State University parallel those of the university itself in terms of offering instruction, conducting research and providing service. The Department offers instruction at the associate, bachelors, masters and doctoral degree levels. For undergraduates, we provide courses meeting liberal education, diversity, minor and major requirements. For sociology majors we teach the application of social science theory, methodology, and empirical findings to gain an understanding of social structure and processes. The Justice Studies major provides students an opportunity to understand the foundations and problems of the contemporary criminal and juvenile justice processes and suggests approaches to the solution of these problems. Undergraduate students are prepared for a wide variety of occupations and careers.