The Department of Sociology offers the choice of two bachelor degree programs: Sociology and Criminology & Justice Studies.

Our students develop a thorough understanding of the complex social issues we face today. Students learn vital skills in critical thinking, writing, research, and communication, which can translate into many career paths and are essential to success in the marketplace today.

A wide selection of interesting and challenging classes are regularly offered in both degree programs, and range in size from small-group seminars to lecture-based courses. Both programs offer opportunities to gain ‘hands on’ experience or engage in research through Internship, Individual Investigation, and/or Senior Honors Thesis courses (for students in the Honors College).

Students may choose to learn from both programs, and the process for double-majoring or majoring/minoring in both has been streamlined to improve the ease of doing so.


Other Concentrations - Finish at the Kent Campus

Some foundation courses for other concentrations in Sociology or Criminology & Justice Studies, as well as the Kent Core Requirements, are available at Kent State Stark, but the concentration will be completed at the Kent Campus.