Web Site: http://sociology.camden.rutgers.edu
Major requirements in sociology and criminal justice can be completed only through daytime attendance.
Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice
Chairperson: Robert E. Wood
Myra Bluebond-Langner, B.A., Temple; M.A., Ph.D., Illinois
Ted George Goertzel, B.A., Antioch; M.A., Ph.D., Washington
Drew Humphries, B.A., M.Criminology, D.Criminology, California (Berkeley)
Robert E. Wood, B.A., Harvard; M.A., Ph.D., California (Berkeley)
Sheila Cosminsky, B.A., CUNY (Brooklyn College); M.A., Washington State; Ph.D., Brandeis
Katrina Hazzard-Donald, A.B., Wilberforce; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell
Jon'a F. Meyer, B.A., B.S., California State (Dominguez Hills); M.A., Ph.D., California (Irvine)
Jane A. Siegel, B.A., Drew; M.S., Ph.D., Pennsylvania
Gail Caputo, B.S., M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers (Newark)
Cati Coe, B.A., Wesleyan; M.A., Ph.D., Pennsylvania
Michelle Meloy, B.A., Indiana; M.A., Northern Illinois; Ph.D., Delaware
The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice offers two majors, one in sociology and one in criminal justice. The department also offers minors in all three subjects. Each of these programs is designed to draw on the combined strengths of sociology, anthropology, and criminology in fostering a broad awareness of the nature and functioning of human societies and of the ways in which such knowledge can be put to use. The sociology major is the broader of the two available majors, allowing students substantial latitude in putting together a program of courses from all three fields. Sociology graduates typically go on to a wide range of careers in social services, education, and business, as well as to graduate study in sociology and related fields. The criminal justice program prepares students for careers in a broad array of justice-related settings. Criminal justice courses are complemented with relevant sociological and anthropological course offerings as well.
In response to the challenges of a changing labor market, the department has committed itself to a skill-based curriculum designed to foster mastery of both quantitative and qualitative skills that can be applied in a wide range of job settings. All majors are expected to graduate with a solid range of computer competencies.
50:920:301 Methods and Techniques of Social Research should be taken shortly after the introductory courses and preferably before the junior year. All transfer students should take this course in their first term at Rutgers-Camden.
Students wishing to major in either sociology or criminal justice must declare a major in the registrar's office. Advising in criminal justice is done on a pooled basis, with a list of advisers and meeting times posted in the department each term. Sociology majors should request the assignment of an adviser from the departmental secretary. Students wishing to major in both sociology and criminal justice must meet with the Director of Criminal Justice for advising. All student majors should consult with a departmental faculty adviser regularly each term.