Department of Sociology

Department Profile

The Department of Sociology at Hampton University offers two degrees: a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice/Criminology.

Courses in sociology are designed to provide students with critical thinking, analytical problem solving, and effective communication skills in preparing them for both academic and non-academic professional careers, as well as graduate studies for advanced degrees. Our program sets focus on social inequalities, international studies, social policy, conflict-resolution, ethics, and service.


News for Spring 2015!

The Department of Sociology is offering two new courses, Medical Sociology & Sociology of Mental Health. These courses meet elective requirements for Sociology and many other majors, particularly for those students pursuing pre-Health or Health-related degrees.

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