Department of Sociology and Criminology

We live in an age of social conflict fueled by poverty, racism and other forms of inequality, but also by our knowledge that a better world is possible and our desires to make it so.

Social theory and research provide us with powerful tools for critically analyzing, transforming, and overcoming conditions of oppression, exploitation and injustice. 

Our graduate and undergraduate programs give students training in the use of these tools and that prepare them for careers and lives in service to their communities and struggles for a better world.

We offer undergraduate programs in Sociology and Criminology, and a graduate program in Sociology.  

Faculty and Student Highlights

Graduate Students Presenting Research

Graduate students Akiv Dawson, Marie Plaisime, and Mi'Cheal Wright participated their research at Howard University's Research Conference.

Dr. Mohammad with her Inside and Outside Class

HU Inside Out Program Director, Dr. Bahiyyah Muhammad engages inside and outside students in a small group discussion at the DC Department of Corrections.  

Photo credit:  Muntaquim Muhammad

PhD Students Cassandra Jean and Kenya Goods Conduct Research with Dr. Adams on the Impacts of Hurricane Irma and Maria in St. Thomas and Puerto Rico

PhD students Cassandra Jean and Kenya Goods conducted research with Dr. Adams on the Impacts of Hurricanes Irma and Maria on the residents and first responders of St. Thomas and Puerto Rico in Summer 2019. 

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Featured Article

Congratulations to Rubin Patterson

Congratulations to Rubin Patterson, Professor of Sociology Read the Article