Are you fascinated by different cultures, ancient civilizations and digging for artifacts? Have you ever wondered about the nature and role families play in society; why sports are so important to our culture; or why a person’s gender and race are such a big deal? Do the causes of crime and how society responds to criminal activity interest you? Are you looking for an classroom experience that provides hands-on learning?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you're in the right place.

Welcome to the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice Studies. Our students engage in active learning beyond our rich classroom opportunities. From internships—social services, policing and probation organizations, and museums — to exploring prehistoric and historic archaeological sites in Virginia and abroad, come discover your intellectual passion in one of our fascinating disciplines.