Sociology & Criminal Justice

Welcome to the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Texas A&M-Commerce.


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The mission of the department is to equip students with the social, intellectual, leadership, and critical thinking skills necessary for success in a diverse society and a variety of careers.

About Us

The sociology degree program provides quality learning experiences to equip students with social, intellectual, leadership and critical thinking skills, preparing them for a global and diverse society. 

The criminal justice degree program is designed to establish a broad knowledge base of the three components (law enforcement, courts and corrections) of the criminal justice system.  We emphasize the application and integration of theoretical knowledge for addressing social justice and critical issues within the context of the criminal justice system.

The department now offers a Master of Science degree in Applied Criminology. The program is designed to meet the needs of students pursuing public service, community college teaching opportunities, research and administrative careers, as well as those students preparing for more advanced graduate work in criminology and criminal justice.

We would welcome the opportunity to explore degree options with you.

Dr. Elvira White-Lewis
Interim Department Head and Associate Professor
Sociology & Criminal Justice