Sociology and Psychology

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Beyond Individuals. Into Communities.

The combined Social and Psychology major at Butler is excellent preparation if you are considering advanced study or careers in areas such as counseling, social work, or law. Students in this combined major enroll in Sociology, Psychology, and Social Work courses that have both theoretical and applied learning opportunities. 

Small class sizes and a campus in the midst of the Indianapolis metropolitan area allow students to apply what they have learned in the classroom to real world settings and to everyday life.

Program Information


Sample courses in this program include:

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

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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 & Criminology
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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Whatever path you’re interested in pursuing, there’s a place for you at Butler.


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