Thomas More College

Are You Ready To Look Beyond The Obvious?

Sociology is the study of social life and social change. Through research and real-world application of theory, we can come to understand the causes and consequences of human behavior on society, culture and self. Few fields have such a broad scope, which means that as a Sociology major, your career opportunities are extensive. For example, this program could lead you to a fascinating job in:

  • Human Resource Management
  • Social Services
  • Criminal Justice
  • Health Services
  • Journalism
  • Education
  • Government
  • Management
  • Market Research

Whether you enter the workforce with your undergraduate degree or go on to pursue an advanced degree, you'll find the foundation you receive at Thomas More College will serve you well.


Explore Your Own Path

The mission of the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice is to contribute to the intellectual growth of students. This goal is realized through offering opportunities to promote this growth both in and around the classroom. Students explore relationships between society, culture and self in preparation to contribute to the discipline's humanitarian mission in future positions of responsibility. Small class sizes help to foster individual attention and close student/faculty relationships. Students experience an atmosphere of superior teaching and scholarship in preparation for their futures in the private sector or in public service.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice’s sociology program is to academically challenge students, through opportunities in and out of the classroom, to explore the ultimate meaning of life, their place in the world, and their responsibility to others by developing their sociological imagination and  understanding the role external forces have on individual attitudes and behaviors.

Chart Your Course

A sampling of courses for a degree in Sociology includes:

  • Principles of Sociology
  • Sociology of Dating, Marriage and Family
  • Social Psychology
  • Class, Race and Gender
  • Criminology
  • Substance Abuse
  • Group Dynamics
  • Research Methodology
  • Border Studies
  • Jamaica Service Learning Program
  • Social Problems
  • Sociological Theories

Go Above And Beyond

Thomas More offers several special opportunities to explore social issues through academic conferences and community service projects. The student club helps fund student participation in such activities to promote social awareness. The Mexican-U.S. Border Studies Program combines service learning with third-world experience. Getting involved beyond the classroom will enhance your personal and professional growth at Thomas More.

For more information, contact:

Amy Thistlethwaite
Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
Thomas More College