Program Overview

The Sociology & Criminology Department offers a program that builds important skills, such as systematic observation, critical thinking and writing competence, to best prepare students to understand and resolve societal issues of justice. Students are connected to real world agencies through internship experiences, community-based learning and directed studies that provide a foundation for future job opportunities or graduate studies. 

Programs of Study

The Anthropology program at Stonehill focuses on the holistic study and understanding of other cultures from an insider’s point of view and explores the diverse ways in which human beings perceive and order the social world.

The Criminology program at Stonehill gives students an understanding of the theory and practices of the criminal justice system as well as focuses on important issues like victims, juveniles, social justice and race. 

The Sociology program prepares students for engaged citizenship and careers. Our graduates work and have continued their education in fields such as education, criminal justice, law, health, social work, human services and related areas. 

Learn in the Classroom and in the Field

Stonehill’s low student-teacher ratio allows for individualized attention in the classroom and opportunities to collaborate in the field, often through the Stonehill Undergraduate Research Experience. Learn more about recent sociology, criminology and anthropology research projects

Reasons to Choose Sociology & Criminology

  • Dedicated professors who are actively engaged in their fields 
  • Top-notch advising to help tailor your experience
  • Curriculum consists of wide-range of courses covering various facets of criminology, sociology and anthropology  
  • Coursework hones writing, public speaking and critical thinking skills 
  • Student-facilitated research in the field  
  • Challenging internships and community-based learning experiences 
  • Networking and establishing relationships with employers and community agencies

The valuable life lessons and skills I learned from the faculty at Stonehill extend beyond the classroom. I learned to think critically, work collaboratively with faculty and other students, and how to translate classroom knowledge into real-world applications.

Learn More About Our Sociology & Criminology Department

  • Department Faculty

    Learn more about our dedicated professors who are actively engaged in their fields.

  • Research Opportunities

    Students have the opportunity to collaborate in the field, often through the Stonehill Undergraduate Research Experience.

  • Internships & Opportunities

    The Sociology & Criminology Department offers students a range of internship, community-based learning and practicum opportunities.

Contact us with any questions.

Pamela M. Kelley

Pamela M. Kelley

Associate Professor of Criminology, Sociology & Criminology Department Chair
Sociology/Criminology