Department of Sociology & Criminology

Welcome to the Department of Sociology & Criminology

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The department offers undergraduate programs in Sociology (majorminor) and Criminology (majorminor).  Please take your time and explore our website.  You can find information about our current course offerings in Sociology and Criminology; learn more about our department and our award-winning faculty; check out resources regarding internships, career preparation, research, service learning, and graduate school; find tools to help you obtain scholarly articles, books, and data, write a research paper, and properly cite sources; and review our departmental newsletter.  Should you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Robert DeFina, the Department Chair, at 610.519.4482.


We are pleased to announce that the 35th Annual  Mid-Atlantic Undergraduate Social Research Conference (MAUSRC) will be held on Friday, April 24, 2015.  

Learn more about the 2015 MAUSRC and register!



Kenny Tsang on the value of his studies in sociology and criminology:

Recent sociology and criminology graduate Kenny Tsang explains the intellectual and career benefits that he received by studying in the Department of Sociology and Criminology.


Building a Foundation for Success by Michael Engle, Esquire:

Michael Engle, Esquire shares how graduating as a Sociology major prepares you for a variety of career paths, including his chosen one of law school and then a thriving legal practice. Here’s your opportunity to find out – in just a few minutes – how the Department of Sociology and Criminology will provide you with essential tools and resources for future success.



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Department of Sociology & Criminology
Villanova University
Saint Augustine Center
Room 204
800 Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, PA 19085 
Phone: 610.519.4740
Fax: 610.519.6319

Robert DeFina, Ph.D., Department Chair, 610.519.4482
Mary Ann Hostler, Administrative Assistant for the Sociology Program, 610.519.4742
Sarah Spencer, Administrative Assistant for the Criminology Program, 610.519.4786