FAQ

Where is the department located?

The Department of Sociology and Criminolgy is located in the St. Augustine Center for the Liberal Arts (SAC), Room 204. The general office number is 610.519.4740.  The department chairperson is Dr. Robert DeFina.

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What can I do with a degree in Sociology?

Although most jobs do not carry the title “sociologist,” you will find sociology majors in many different occupations. Employment opportunities with a bachelor’s degree in sociology include entry-level positions in the following areas:  counseling, criminal justice, health services, nonprofit administration, and social research. Learn more about career possibilities in our Why Sociology? and Opportunities sections.

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What can I do with a degree in Criminology?

A bachelor’s degree in criminology serves an entry point into the fields of criminal justice, social services, and nonprofit administration.  Learn more about career possibilities in our Why Criminology? and Opportunities sections.

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What majors and programs are available?

We offer an undergraduate programs in both Sociology (major and minor) and Criminology (major and minor). 

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Are internships available?

Yes. There are internship opportunities available at The Washington Center in Washington, D.C.; at the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office; and at many other organizations! You can learn more about these opportunities on the Internships page.

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How do I declare a major in Sociology or Criminology?

To declare a major in Sociology or Criminology, complete the following form and bring it to the Department of Sociology and Criminology (Saint Augustine Center Room 204) for approval from the Department Chairperson.

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* DeclarationMajor.pdf
Declaration of Major Form