Welcome to Arkansas State University!

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The Department of Sociology & Criminology (SC) is a dynamic multidisciplinary department. SC utilizes interdisciplinary and applied approaches to address and examine many of today's social concerns. Crime and violence, poverty and welfare, social injustice, and environmental degradation represent some of the department's academic and scholarly pursuits. The erosion of natural resources and rampant demographic change are also strenuously investigated.

Participation in a global community

SC educates students by offering diverse perspectives and knowledge tools that enhance analytical and critical thinking skills. SC enriches the lives of students, faculty, and the community by educating students for careers in criminology and criminal justice, politics and civic service, and education and the health professions. We prepare students for participation in a global community.

Degrees Offered




Admission Requirements

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Our Mission

Our mission is to provide the best education possible for students by expanding their intellectual understanding of the world, developing their critical reasoning and communication skills, laying a foundation for understanding the scientific method and encouraging relevant career paths after graduation.

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Summer Hours

Monday - Thursday

7:30 am - 5:00 pm


7:30 am - 11:30 am





Outstanding Undergraduate Students


Mykia Depriest


Destini Blankenship

Outstanding Graduate Students

Criminology & Criminal Justice

Kayla Thomas


Christopher Pitts


John C. Osoinach Scholarship

Shanell Brito

Dr. Joseph Rukus Memorial Book Award

Kyla Wiersema

Jessica Schnurr

Dr. Mary Donaghy Sociology Book Award

Sarai Stubblefield

Abigail Goforth

Fall 2024 SC Club Meeting Schedule


Contact Dr. Averi Fegadel for additional information >>
Alpha Kappa Delta

Alpha Kappa Delta is the international honor society for Sociology. Alpha Kappa Delta focuses on scholarship, fellowship, and leadership.

The Beta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta, here at A-State, sponsors many activities for students, such as faculty/student celebrations, the annual research symposium, and various other scholastic activities.

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Sanjeev Acharya


Alpha Kappa Delta Website
Alpha Phi Sigma

Alpha Phi Sigma recognizes academic excellence of Undergraduate and Graduate students of Criminal Justice, as well as Juris Doctorate students.
The goals of Alpha Phi Sigma are to honor and promote academic excellence, community service, educational leadership, and unity.
Alpha Phi Sigma is the only Criminal Justice Honor Society which is a certified member of the Association of College Honor Societies and affiliated with the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Angelo Brown


Alpha Phi Sigma Website