2012 Sociology Graduate and PLU Alumni Board Member, delivers a welcome message from the Alumni Board at the 2019 Convocation.
2010 Sociology grad, now Allstar Center’s Site Director, is making a difference for students in Expanded Learning.More
American Sociological Association’s Honors Program
Congratulations to Robert Gallagher (Sociology Junior) for his acceptance into the prestigious American Sociological Association's Honors Program!Read More
Annual Meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association - Oakland, CA
Congrats to Dr. Laura Fitzwater Gonzales and Sociology students Morgan Hanseen, Christina Easley, Robert Gallagher, Aziza Ahmed and Michele Matthew for presenting their research!Read More
Whether we are studying families, policing, gender, or deviance, the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Pacific Lutheran University teaches students to understand the social and structural context of our human experience. Our classes highlight how inequalities in American Society impact individual opportunities, such as access to housing, bail, healthcare, or legal representation. Our programs in sociology and criminal justice provide unique opportunities for independent research, faculty mentorship, and career exploration.
To learn more about the sociology program and the criminal justice program (launching Fall 2020) click on the links to the left.
To declare a major or minor in sociology or criminal justice, to learn about opportunities to participate in internships or student-faculty research, or if you’d like to simply discuss the fields sociology and criminal justice, please contact department chair, Dr. Kate Luther (email@example.com).