Department Head: Nicholas Harney
Established in 1963 with three faculty and two programs as the Department of Sociology and Anthropology the department added Criminology in 1987, Family Relations in 1989 and became Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology in 2009. Currently we have 32 faculty delivering 7+ programs to over 1000 + undergraduate majors and more than 50 graduate students.
Our faculty have won teaching and research distinctions and are at the cutting edge of their fields of expertise. Their experience and accomplishments contribute to a dynamic research-led pedagogy in which students are exposed to new and provocative ideas, challenged to build analytical abilities, and encouraged to develop the skills necessary for future careers and lives as engaged citizens.