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Sociology & Criminology at IWU

Are you planning to pursue a career that involves dealing with group dynamics, keeping up on social trends, or navigating cultural diversity, here or abroad? Then you need to study sociology! Sociologists are social scientists who use sophisticated research methods to gather and analyze data on groups, institutions, beliefs, and experiences to understand how societies work. Students are often attracted to sociology because of a passion for social justice, a desire to understand different groups or cultures, and a need to understand organizations or institutions.

The Sociology & Criminology department at IWU offers two majors and two minors:



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Courtney Irby - Associate Professor of Sociology

Department - Sociology & Anthropology