Sociology and Psychology

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Beyond Individuals. Into Communities.

The combined Sociology and Psychology major at Butler is excellent preparation if you are considering advanced study or careers in areas such as counseling, law, or social work. Allowing you to specialize in two related fields, combined majors draw on the knowledge and opportunities afforded by two academic departments and fields of study. Small class sizes and a campus in the midst of the large metropolitan area of Indianapolis provide internship and service learning opportunities, preparing you for graduate or professional school or careers.

Program Information


Sample courses in this program include:

  • SW 200 – Understanding Society
  • SO 205 – Contemporary Social Issues
  • SO 381 – Social Work and Social Policy
  • PS 235 – Biological Basis of Behavior
  • PS 310 – Statistics in Psychology
  • PS 320 – Life span Developmental Psychology

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Meet Your Faculty

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Krista Cline
Associate Professor – Sociology
Sociology and Criminology – LAS
I am Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminology at Butler University. Before coming to Butler, I earned a dual-title Ph.D. from Purdue University in sociology and gerontology. I then spent at year at the University of Missouri as a postdoctoral…
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Ashley Hutson
Assistant Professor, Sociology
Sociology and Criminology – LAS
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Joel Martin
Professor – Psychology
Psychology – LAS
I am a Clinical Psychologist and I study: subclinical & preclinical versions of psychological disorders; reasoning & psychopathology; clinical judgment & decision making; stigma of mental illness; treatment outcome; substance disorders.

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