Major requirements in sociology and criminal justice can be completed only through daytime attendance.
Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice
Chair: Drew Humphries, Ph.D.
Myra Bluebond-Langner, B.A., Temple; M.A., Ph.D., Illinois
Drew Humphries, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., California (Berkeley)
Gail A. Caputo, B.S., M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers
Cati Coe, B.A., Wesleyan; M.A., Ph.D., Pennsylvania
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
Stacia Gilliard-Matthews, B.A., Maryland; M.A., Ohio; Ph.D., Arizona
Joan Maya Mazelis, B.A., SUNY (Binghamton); M.A., Ph.D., Pennsylvania
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)
Louis Tuthill, B.S., M.A., Ph.D., California (Riverside)
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.
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. 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. Declared majors in sociology and criminal justice are assigned a departmental faculty adviser. The list of assignments is posted on the departmental website (http://sociology.camden.rutgers.edu). Any declared major not included on the list should request the assignment of an adviser from the departmental secretary. All student majors should consult with a departmental faculty adviser regularly each semester.