Mission Statement

The Department of Sociology and Geography offers students a strong liberal arts education designed to encourage and develop scientific inquiry and an understanding of human behavior, culture, and society.

Dedicated to excellence in student learning, the department contributes to both General Studies and specific degree programs across campus. Its programs in Sociology, Criminology, Geography, and Anthropology help students develop as individuals as well as responsible citizens for a democratic society. 

With both theoretical and applied learning opportunities, students build knowledge and skills applicable to a broad range of employment opportunities. They are also prepared and encouraged to pursue graduate work in the social sciences.