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About the Department

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. We also have a diverse set of adjunct faculty who support the curriculum.

The department is part of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and offers a B.S. in Sociology, with either a Traditional or Criminal Justice concentration.  It also offers minors in Crime and Society, Geography, and 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.