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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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.
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Maddie Libao wins 2023 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

Monday, March 27, 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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Amber Powell was accepted to the Racial Democracy, Crime and Justice Networks Summer Research Institute at Rutgers University

Friday, March 24, 2023
Dr. Powell will attend for three weeks starting in June of this year and have the opportunity to work with other scholars within the field.