Inequalities and Globalization focuses on issues of social, global and environmental justice. Criminology allows students to study the "making of law, breaking of law, and society's reaction to the breaking of law." In the General Sociology emphasis, students select coursework more broadly. In each emphasis students gain critical investigative skills and the ability to understand diverse groups.
Faculty interests and courses include globalization, power and political economy, social movements, gender, race and ethnicity, social class and stratification, deviance, social control, violence, comparative criminal justice and justice policy, corporate crime, environment and society, and religion.
Possible careers include business and public relations, nonprofit administration, social work, health and human services, public policy and planning, international development and aid, politics, personnel work, counseling, and a wide variety of occupations associated with the justice system, from juvenile probation to federal law enforcement.