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.

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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

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UI Sociology PhD Stef Shuster gives address at the Midwest Sociological Society's Annual Meeting

Thursday, April 18, 2024
“Reducing the Joy Deficit in Sociology: Why You Should Care about Transgender Joy”

Asa Madison wins 2023-24 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

Tuesday, April 2, 2024
Sociology and Criminology graduate student Asa Madison was awarded for their work as a teaching assistant by the University of Iowa's Council on Teaching.

Graduate Students Jay Sorensen and Katie Linder Earn Fellowships

Thursday, December 21, 2023
Katherine Linder earned the Graduate College Post-Comprehensive Research Fellowship while Jay Sorenson earned the Ballard-Seashore Dissertation Fellowship
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Dr. Berg named director of the Public Policy Center

Monday, December 4, 2023
Mark Berg, professor and collegiate scholar in the Department of Sociology and Criminology, will serve as the new director of the University of Iowa’s Public Policy Center, effective December 1.