Social Science


Carolyn Field
Department Chair


Diversity and Inclusion Statement

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Greetings from the
Social Science Department!

Mazzuchelli Hall from the back

The Social Science Department is a vibrant department with a large, diverse group of students in related, but distinctively different, academic areas of interest.  The expertise of faculty, and the courses and curriculum offered, focus on the social problems of society and important issues of social justice, from the local to the global level.  With a rigorous focus on Social Science research skills, Social Science students are given the opportunity to generate their own original research in their Senior capstone class.  The Social Science Department assists each student in learning the specific skills and background knowledge needed for their chosen profession and success in the real-world job market of today.

The Social Science Department offers many majors, minors, and concentrations for students to select from, with expert Faculty in each area to learn from in hands-on, intellectually engaging learning endeavors.  As one of the largest departments in the School of Arts and Sciences, many enriching activities get students out of the classroom, gaining valuable learning and work experience in the community.  For example, the department offers opportunities for individual and class community service projects, internships in the student’s desired career, class tours of important sights of intellectual interest (such as prisons), travel abroad experiences, and travel to events such as career fairs and academic conferences. 

Please contact me at any time to explore a major or minor in Social Science.


Carolyn Field, Ph.D.
Chairperson, Social Science Department
Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice Program Director


News & Events

Come check out our wonderfully cozy
computer lab and student lounge,
open to all Social Science majors,
in Mazzuchelli G16
Alumni Lupe Salmeron in the news!
Check out this website for
Job Openings for Criminal Justice and
Sociology Majors
Join the Criminal Justice Association

Join the Pre-Law Society