The Department of Sociology and Geography at Shepherd University has a long and rich tradition of preparing students for employment in academic, governmental, non-profit, and law-enforcement organizations. The department is made up of six full-time faculty who are dedicated to undergraduate teaching excellence and to preparing students for success in careers and personal endeavors.
The department is part of the School of Business and Social Sciences and offers a B.S. in Sociology, with either a Traditional or Criminal Justice concentration. It also offers minors in Sociology and Geography/Anthropology. In all cases, students active with the department receive a strong liberal arts education in a small classroom setting that stresses independent, critical thinking through experiential learning.