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William Edd Jr. is UNCW's Hoggard Medal for Achievement recipient-Wilmington Star News 5.23.15William Edd Jr.

Sustainability in plain sight: UNCW adds Aquaponic Tank to dining hall/ Port City Daily-So proud of the inspirational collaboration of these departments. Leslie Hossfeld has left a lasting mark on our sustainability footprint and community engagement. Many science faculty and students worked hands on. My thanks to Matt Rogers as well. Great demonstration project! Sharon Boyd, Associate Vice Chancellor of Business Services

'Food Deserts' mean access to healthful foods can be a struggle Wilmington Star News 5.17.15

UNC-Wilmington in the tank for sustainability Food Management 5.5.2015

UNCW Students to learn and grow food with new 250 gallon aquaponics tank WECT

UNCW Unveils 250 Gallon Aquaponics Tank 4.27.15

Once accused and accuser: Cotton, Thompson honored for Courage by DOJ - Professor Kimberly J. Cook

WHQR-Most Local Farmers Markets not Equipped for Food Assistance Programs Dr. Jill Waity 4.16.15

UNCW Students, Faculty Tour U.S. Supreme Court-with one of our Instructors November 11-12, 2014 Babette Boyd

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International Criminal Justice Dates May 26, 2015 to June 21,2015 Program Leader Babette J. Boyd & Dr. Mike Maume

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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.

It typically takes a minimum of two years to complete 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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