Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice at Greensboro College
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Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice

We are dedicated to developing analytical and critical-thinking skills through core courses, global theories, and cross-cultural topics and perspectives.

Sociology involves the study of how human behavior is shaped by the groups people belong to and interact with. Intertwined with sociology, our criminal justice program is an interdisciplinary course of study designed to provide students with an understanding of the key components of the current criminal justice system in the United States. In both sociology and criminal justice courses of study, in-class assignments, research projects, internships, and community service activities, offer students opportunities to apply their knowledge and experiences to practical social issues and future careers.

Majors and Minors

  • Criminal Justice Minor

    A criminal justice minor provides students with a foundational understanding of our justice system. Minors require 20 credits to complete.

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  • Sociology Minor

    A sociology minor provides students with the basic concepts and tools in one of the same three concentrations. Minors require 20 credits to complete.

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  • Sociology of Culture and Diversity Minor

    With Greensboro College’s Sociology of Culture and Diversity minor, explore diverse perspectives of our past and present. Choose from a selection of thought-provoking courses such as Migration and Society, Cultural Anthropology, and Holocaust and Genocide Studies. This 20-credit minor delves into race, ethnicity, gender, and societal structures, fostering a nuanced understanding of our interconnected world.

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  • Sociology of Human Services Minor

    Discover the intersection of sociology and human services with Greensboro College’s Sociology of Human Services minor. Choose from electives covering topics such as Criminal Justice, Family Violence, and Race, Class, and Gender. Gain real-world insights to apply theoretical knowledge in diverse social service settings. Explore the history, values, and ethics of human services, preparing for…

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“I loved the GC Honors program and Greensboro College. I felt safe and a sense of genuine belonging at the college. I worked closely with my thesis advisor and professors who helped inspire me to define my path and passion of interest. That path has led me to my doctoral studies in Engineering Mechanics.”

- Joshua Fitzgerald, Class of ’19, Mathematics Major

Joshua currently studies astrodynamics at Virginia Tech University and is an Engineering Mechanics Ph.D. Candidate.