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

Mark Berg

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.
Mary Noonan

Dr. Noonan featured on IPR's Talk of Iowa

Thursday, October 26, 2023
Mary Noonan discussed how reproductive health can impact a woman's career and financial well-being.
Sarah Harkness

Dr. Harkness elected chair of the American Sociological Association Section on Sociology of Emotions

Wednesday, October 25, 2023
The ASA Section on Sociology of Emotions brings together social and behavioral scientists in order to promote the general development of the study of emotions through the exchange of ideas, theory, research, and teaching.