Welcome to the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of St. Thomas. We are located on the fourth floor of the O'Shaughnessy Educational Center on the St. Paul campus. The Department Office is in OEC 431.
Our Student Resource Room in OEC 438 holds resource materials and information on sociology and criminal justice. It includes computers and a printer for student use, and an area open to our students for studying, group meetings or just hanging out.
The department offers two majors: sociology and criminal justice. After graduation some of our students pursue a Ph.D. in sociology or other graduate degrees in business, education, industrial relations, law, public affairs, social work, theology, or other fields.
We also offer minors in both sociology and criminal justice. Many of our majors or minors are also majoring in other fields, including education, journalism, management, marketing, social work, and theology.
Dr. Lisa K. Waldner co-authored a book that was recently published by Allyn and Bacon (2012) titled “Power, Politics, and Society: An Introduction to Political Sociology.”