College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Sociology and Criminology
The combined Sociology and Criminology major is excellent preparation if you are considering advanced study or careers in areas such as criminology, 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 students for graduate or professional school or careers.
Sample courses in this program include:
- SW200SO, Understanding Society
- SO205, Contemporary Social Issues
- SO303, Political Behavior, Polity and Society
- SO311, Law and Society
- SO315, Film, Media, Society
- SO345 Deviance and Social Control
Please visit the Butler University Bulletin for more course information.
Social Work and Social Policy
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Foster an ambitious spirit. Cultivate a career.
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) attracts the kinds of students who are never satisfied with the status quo. Our quest for knowledge is both timeless and modern.
We immerse students in the oldest teachings, but also the latest learnings in culture and language, science and technology, psychology and philosophy. In all disciplines, we incorporate research, encouraging students to question everything and meticulously test new theories. Communication is emphasized, teaching students to negotiate, debate, and effectively disseminate information.
LAS students are committed to being thoughtful practitioners of whatever field they choose, resulting in graduates who are engaged in their careers, active in their communities, and continually learning and leading.