Why Iowa?

Gain a powerful foundation for your professional and academic goals

Explore the complexities of society, crime, and social justice in Iowa's combined Sociology and Criminology program where you’ll gain a strong foundation for a variety of professional, legal, research or academic careers, along with exceptional training in writing and communication.

New Criminology PhD Program

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Why Iowa?

One of only a few combined sociology and criminology departments at R-1 institutions in the nation, at an institution known for excellence in writing and communication.

News and Announcements

Sociology and Criminology Department among winners of the "Highly Engaged Academic Department" Award

Wednesday, May 3, 2023
The Career Impact Awards are given out yearly by the Pomerantz Career Center.
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Maddie Libao wins 2023 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

Tuesday, May 2, 2023
Sociology and Criminology graduate student Maddie Libao was awarded for their work as a teaching assistant by the University of Iowa's Council on Teaching.
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Annual seminar teaches UI graduate students the art of grant writing

Tuesday, April 4, 2023
Sociology professor Freda Lynn took part in the seminar as an instructor.
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Criminology majors attend Iowa Wrestling Banquet

Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Current undergraduates Bretli Reyna and Abe Assad and recent graduate Max Murin attended the banquet.