Agents of Social Change
A deeper understanding of how societies work empowers Stonehill sociology and criminology graduates to pursue a wide array of careers through which they can make a difference.
New Program Prepares the Next Generation of Peacemakers and Global Criminologists
Stonehill College is partnering with organizations in Serbia and Armenia to change the way students learn about peacebuilding, diplomacy and global crime, providing continuity between theory and practice.
Stonehill Criminology Program Ranked Fourth in the Country by College Factual
Stonehill College’s criminology program was recently ranked fourth in the nation by the college-ranking website College Factual, which USA Today regularly features in its higher education coverage.
Justine Mitchell ’15 Named Criminology Program’s 2015 Top Graduate
In recognition of outstanding academic achievement, Justine Mitchell ’15 has earned the Professor Susan Guarino Award as the Stonehill College Criminology Program’s top graduate for 2015.
O'Brien and Penkala Named Top Graduates in Sociology for 2015
In recognition of outstanding academic achievement, Kayla O’Brien ’15 and Breanne Penkala ’15 have been named a Top Graduates in Sociology by the Stonehill College Sociology & Criminology Department.
Brodbeck, Dzgoeva named Sociology Students of the Year
In recognition of outstanding academic achievement, Kelli Brodbeck ’14 and Laura Dzgoeva ’14 (pictured) have been named top students in the Sociology Program for 2014.
James Lanier named Criminology Student of the Year
In recognition of outstanding academic achievement, James Lanier ‘14 has earned the 2014 Susan Guarino-Ghezzi Award as the student of the year in the Criminology Department.
Dedicated to both the social scientific as well as the humanistic traditions, Stonehill offers a program that builds important skills such as systematic observation, critical thinking and statistical sophistication for a better understanding of our world as well as of ourselves.
Learn in the Classroom and in the Field
Stonehill’s low 13:1 student-teacher ratio allows for individualized attention in the classroom and opportunities to collaborate in the field, often through the Stonehill Undergraduate Research Experience. Recent projects include research into governmental crime, the anthropology of college and environmental sociology, which explores mankind’s connection to the environment.
Four Reasons to Choose Sociology & Criminology
- Dedicated faculty members who actively publish in the field
- Top-notch advising to help tailor your experience
- Curriculum consisting of real-world coursework, assignments and content
- Research that can be carried over to graduate school
The LION (Learning Inside Out Network) program is an intensive international internship and research opportunity for students interested in the theory and practice of global security. The program builds on courses in security studies, conflict analysis and resolution, global crime, international criminal justice, human security, and international development through a semester-long international internship experience with an NGO, think tank or media organization in Armenia or Serbia. Learn more.