Dec 08, 2021  
Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010 
Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Harry R. Dammer, Ph.D., Chair
Thomas E. Baker, M.S.
Joseph F. Cimini, J.D.
David O. Friedrichs, M.A.
Michael Jenkins, Ph.D. candidate
Meghan Ashlin Rich, Ph.D.
James C. Roberts, Ph.D.
Loreen Wolfer, Ph.D.


Courses in Sociology are designed to meet the intellectual and career interests of students who are concerned about what is happening in their society and in their daily personal interaction with other people. The courses are designed to help the student interested in social work, human services, industrial organization, urban planning, etc., to attain a pre-professional orientation to these fields.

Students interested in Urban Planning are advised to include SOC 116, SOC 224 , 231 and 232 in their electives; for Social Work, SOC 234 , SOC 115 , 116, 118 and SOC 224 ; for Medical Services/Administration, SOC 216 , GERO 212, GERO 216 , GERO 218  and 230; for Human Resources/Administration, SOC 226 , SOC 227  and SOC 228 .

The Department of Sociology/Criminal Justice also administers the Criminal Justice major.

Criminal Justice

Harry R. Dammer, Ph.D., Chair


The Bachelor of Science degree program in Criminal Justice has the following objectives:

  1. To prepare students for careers in law enforcement at the local, state or federal level.
  2. To prepare students for careers in the field of correction and rehabilitation: parole, prisons, juvenile justice, etc.
  3. To provide students with academic preparation for advanced study in law, criminology, public administration and related fields. The Criminal Justice major is administered by the Department of Sociology/ Criminal Justice. An advisory board of community leaders working in the field of criminal justice has been established to work with University students, faculty and administrators.


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