About the Department Sociology and Criminology at Barry
Choosing to major in sociology or criminology at Barry University has many advantages. The faculty members have excellent credentials, are superior teachers, and maintain a high caliber of professional activity. The curriculum is challenging and comprehensive with an emphasis on issues of social justice.
Class size is limited generally to 20 students per section, allowing for more individualized attention and ready-access to professors. All majors receive personalized, one-on-one advising from a regular full-time faculty member.
Faculty advisors assist students with meeting degree requirements and with clarifying educational and career objectives.
The Sociology & Criminology Club provides students with an outlet to meet and socialize with like-minded peers. Our academically superior students can join Pi Gamma Mu, the International Social Science Honor Society, which is sponsored by the Department.
In addition to our excellent curriculum and dedicated faculty, our specialized program provides students with opportunities to gain practical experience through research projects or internships. Rich in diversity and culture, the Miami-South Florida area offers numerous possibilities in sociology and criminology related research and work experience. Majors have served as interns with child protection and youth service agencies, federal investigative agencies, circuit/criminal courts, correctional facilities, and state and federal probation offices.
Develop the skills and expertise for a career solving problems in contemporary society, whether it be by joining the Justice system or writing as a researcher or journalist.