Sociology and Criminal Justice


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Carolyn Dallinger ’80- Service Guru

Often referred to as a “service guru,” Dallinger has consistently integrated service learning into her courses since she started teaching at Simpson seven years ago. More…

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As you dive into sociology or criminal justice as a major or minor, or a social work minor, at Simpson College,  you’ll find you’ve landed on some of the best programs a Midwest college has to offer. 

Our Sociology and Criminal Justice Department will prepare you for a career path in law enforcement, corrections, probation and parole, or social services, as well as to further education in graduate or law school.

With a degree in sociology you will study society and social interaction, that is,  the nature and workings of humans in group life. Criminal justice majors learn to think in terms of theoretical critiques of the inner-workings of the criminal justice system. Social work minors learn about the helping services approach as well as conflict resolution tactics or counseling strategies. Throughout the department, themes of social justice application and analyses can be found and explored.

Our faculty members work with you as you grow your knowledge to be successful in careers in the public or private sectors, or assist in your preparation for graduate school. Faculty work closely with you in various experiential learning activities, from service learning outside the classroom, field experience and seminars, or traditional internships.  Many students land career-enhancing placements while at Simpson College, beginning to impact their professional contacts and networks while in an undergraduate academic setting.

Students Studying in Carver