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Office of Sponsored Programs-SPARC Provides Grant-Writing Assistance - Drs. Kristen DeVall and Christina Lanier have extensive experience writing grants and are experts in the field of program evaluation.

You are invited to attend our UNCW Graduate School Open House to meet with faculty, staff and current graduate students. You will also receive information on graduate admissions, online offerings, and financial aid.

UNCW Graduate School OPEN HOUSE Register Online:Click HEREor text GRAD to 90947 Thursday October 29, 2015 Stop by anytime between 4-7p.m. Education Building Free parking in the Parking Deck~ Refreshments served Campus Map: Click HERE

Department of Sociology and Criminology Welcomes New Faculty

UNCW Faculty Honored with Awards for Teaching, Scholarship and Service, Friday -Sept. 11, 2015 Professor Donna King, J. Marshall Crews Distinguished Faculty Award

Congratulations Babette Boyd, J.D. on your selecton for a Prestigious J. William Fulbright award to Canada

FOOD DAY Wilmington October 23rd Save The Date

Target drops gender toy labels, parents speak out. August 20, 2015 Dr. Jean-Anne Sutherland-Wilmington Star News

"Peacemakers United: Building Bridges" 3rd Annual Clergy & Law Enforcement Partnership Conference October 8th & 9th 2015 Dr. Kimberly Cook UNCW-Restorative Justice

Loss of innocence: the experience of of exonerated death row inmates, Professor Kimberly Cook ............. The Conversation- August 3, 2015

UNCW Sociology and Criminology Club Meetings Fall 2015 schedule

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Welcome to the Department of Sociology and Criminology in the College of Arts and Sciences at UNCW. Our department provides a rich learning experience for students interested in the social sciences. We offer a major in Sociology with either a Public Sociology or General Sociology option.  We also offer a major in Criminology with the option to choose a Criminology or Criminal Justice concentration. In addition, we offer minors in both Sociology and Criminology.  See our MA program webpage for more information about our Master’s in Sociology and Criminology.For important information about majors, including degree requirements, course descriptions, and admissions requirements, go to these links to view the Sociology, Criminology, or Master’s Program pages.

Mike Maume, PhD
Department Chair


The requirements for a major in Sociology, whether choosing the General or Public Sociology concentration. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about the major! Please contact [Associate Chair Dr. Donna King].

Our Faculty page has information about all of our faculty members including their areas of research, courses they teach, their personal websites, and course syllabi.

If you are interested in joining the Sociology and Criminology Club or applying for a scholarship, visit Clubs & Scholarships to find out about club meeting schedules, available scholarships, requirements and deadlines.

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