The Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in sociology and criminal justice, as well as minors in sociology, anthropology, social work and criminal justice. The minors are designed to fit well with the two majors we offer, and can also be combined with any other major in the College. We are a faculty of eleven sociologists, one social worker, three anthropologists, and a community coordinator that runs the internship program. The department has a teaching-learning focus on the local community. Students are encouraged to use the local community as a site for examining various issues, problems and concepts studied in class. Students majoring in Sociology have the opportunity to conduct their own research as part of their Senior Project capstone experience, and many juniors and seniors are placed in local agencies and organizations for internships that provide useful, firsthand experiences.
In the News
University of Dayton sociologist Jamie Longazel's recent book about the politics of immigration laws has landed him interviews with The New York Times, BBC News, CNN Money, Univision and, most recently, a front-page story in The Washington Post, among other national and international media outlets.Read More