Sociology & Criminal Justice
We've earned 'Excellence' in undergraduate and graduate teaching
 

Welcome to the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of Delaware. The department offers a BA in sociology or criminal justice. We have a long tradition of quality teaching and are proud of the fact that five of our faculty have earned the university's Excellence in Teaching Award.

Graduate students may earn an MA or a Ph.D. degree in sociology or criminology. Teaching assistantships, research assistantships and fellowships are available on a competitive basis. The department is home to the Center for Drug and Alcohol Studies and affiliated with the Disaster Research Center.

You can find information on this site about our graduate and undergraduate programs and faculty, but if you have a specific question please contact us.

General inquiries can be directed to the department or you may contact individual faculty directly. For information about the Sociology Undergraduate Program e-mail sociology-program@udel.edu. For the Criminal Justice Undergraduate Program e-mail criminaljustice-program@udel.edu. For inquiries regarding the Graduate Program, click here.

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News

Ann Bell recently published her new book.

Ann V. Bell, Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice, recently published her book entitled, Misconception: Social Class & Infertility in America"

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Congrats to Victor!

Congratulations to Victor for being awarded an IT Transformation Grant (funded through CTAL) for his proposed course on (geo) mapping in the social sciences for non-geography majors with no GIS experience. Very cool stuff. Well done, Victor!

Tamara Keith, White House Correspondent for NPR ran a story about the White House Sexual Assault Task Force. Our students, Abigail Samuels, Melissa Pleasanton and Gabby Coleman were featured in the story.

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The University Diversity Initiative held its annual Diversity Awards Celebration.

Dr. Brian Chad Starks, who is an alumnus of the Dept. of Soc/CJ and an Associate Professor at Delaware State University, won the Louis L. Redding Award.

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Jeremy Mathis, an Undergraduate Criminal Justice Major won the Student Ambassador for Diversity Award.

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Our students, Emily Bonistall and Brandie Pugh, as well as undergrad Abigail Samuels, did a fantastic job at the National VAWA conference (of which our dept was a co-sponsor).

2014 Powerful Partnerships Conference
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Aneesa Baboola and Bri VanArsdale were selected to attend the National Science Foundation's workshop in Arlington, VA.

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Dana Alvare and Kristen Hefner were selected to attend the Law & Society Association's 2014 Graduate Student Workshop in May in Minneapolis!

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Emily Bonistall has been selected to receive the Julie Mapes-Wilgen Award in Human Sexuality & Gender Studies.

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Congratulations to this year's (two!) Scarpitti Award winners, Kristen Hefner and John Brent. Bravo! Well-deserved!

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