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The Department of Psychology and Sociology offers a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with an optional concentration in Community and Criminal Justice. Sociology students learn how the theory and methods of sociology can lead to positive involvement in the local community and the world around us. At NDNU, Sociology students combine real-world community engagement experience with social scientific thinking.

The Sociology curriculum features culturally diverse course offerings that expand students’ knowledge of marginalized groups. Students learn how persistent issues of race, class, gender, and inequality can be investigated and how we can use a social science approach to bring about positive social change. The Community and Criminal Justice concentration examines the workings of the criminal justice system from a social science perspective, focusing on how the broader society is affected by issues of criminality.