The mission of the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice’s sociology program is to academically challenge students through opportunities in and out of the classroom and to explore the ultimate meaning of life, their place in the world, and their responsibility to others by developing sociological imagination and understanding the role that external forces have on individual attitudes and behaviors.
Why study Sociology at TMU?
At Thomas More, a degree in sociology is a liberal arts degree. The curriculum contains courses in the arts, philosophy, theology, history, and natural sciences. Consequently, graduates are equipped with a variety of skills which are transferable to any career. Students graduate with skills such as oral and written communication, critical thinking, research experience, and computer knowledge. The sociology major also provides an emphasis on ethical leadership and social justice. TMU prepares students by laying a foundation of strong academic skills useful for any profession. Students are urged to think about social issues from a multidisciplinary approach, using theories from sociology, psychology, economics, political science, and history.
The mission of the department of sociology and criminal justice is to contribute to the intellectual growth of students. This goal is realized through offering opportunities to promote this growth both in and around the classroom. Students explore relationships between society, culture and self in preparation to contribute to the discipline’s humanitarian mission in future positions of responsibility. Small class sizes help to foster individual attention and close student/faculty relationships. Students experience an atmosphere of superior teaching and scholarship in preparation for their futures in the private sector or in public service.