Major requirements in sociology and criminal justice at Rutgers University-Camden can be completed only through daytime attendance.
Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice
Acting Chair: Cindy Dell Clark, Ph.D.
Gail A. Caputo, B.S., M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers
Cati Coe, B.A., Wesleyan; M.A., Ph.D.,
Katrina Hazzard-Donald, B.A., Wilberforce;
M.A., Ph.D., Cornell
Michelle L. Meloy, B.A., Indiana; M.A.,
Northern Illinois; Ph.D., Delaware
Jane A. Siegel, B.A., Drew; M.S., Ph.D., Pennsylvania
Cindy Dell Clark, B.A., Pennsylvania; M.A., Ph.D., Chicago
Joan Maya Mazelis, B.A., SUNY (Binghamton); M.A., Ph.D., Pennsylvania
Jen-Hao Chen, B.S., National Central University (Taiwan); Ph.D., Chicago
Nathan Link, B.S., College of New Jersey; M.S.W., Rutgers; Ph.D., Temple
Laura Napolitano, B.S., St. Joseph's; M.A., Ph.D., Pennsylvania
Chinyere Osuji, B.A., Illinois (Urbana-Champaign); A.M., Harvard; Ph.D., California (Los Angeles)
Daniel Semenza, B.A., Marist; M.A., New School for Social Research; Ph.D., Emory
Richard Stansfield, B.A., Sussex (UK); M.P.P., Oregon State; Ph.D., Delaware
Sarah Tosh, B.A., Boston; Ph.D., CUNY (Graduate Center)
Associate Teaching Professor
Harry Rhea, B.A., Rutgers; Ph.D., National University of Ireland
Assistant Teaching Professor
Ross Allen, B.A., Rutgers; M.A., West Chester; J.D., Widener
Kurt Fowler, B.S., Temple; M.S., Pennsylvania; Ph.D., Rutgers
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 course offerings as well.
Both majors develop a foundation in the methods and theories of their chosen field. It is strongly recommended that students considering graduate study in anthropology, criminal justice, or sociology have a reading knowledge of a foreign language and an understanding of statistics. Statistics for Criminal Justice (50:202:302) is strongly recommended for students considering graduate study.
Students wishing to major in either sociology or criminal justice must declare a major in the registrar's office. Students wishing to major in anthropology should talk to an adviser early in their college career about options for a self-designed major. Declared majors in sociology and criminal justice are assigned a departmental faculty mentor. Majors should check with the department secretary to find out who their mentor is.