University of Dubuque Sociology and Criminal Justice

The Sociology/Criminal Justice Department prepares students for careers in criminal justice, human services, law, and related fields. Students gain an understanding of theories, principles, and practice in these disciplines with a focus on leadership, equity, and justice. The Sociology and Criminal Justice Department serves the University's Mission by offering a program of study that is relevant and purposeful to their discipline, enabling students to use the knowledge and methodologies of the discipline for conceptual thinking, critical analysis, oral and written communication, and the application of appropriate information technologies, providing culminating capstone opportunities through independent research, internships or service learning projects, where learned theories and methods are applied to real-world experiences, educating students to become informed, effective, and responsible leaders who embrace diversity in their communities, society, and the world, empowering students to respond ethically and adhere to the professional standards of the discipline; and, recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty who teach students in exciting, innovative, and effective ways.
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