Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology
Students within the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology are taught to value cultural diversity and pluralism and to engage in critical analysis of social structure and processes.
Whether students pursue careers in sociology, anthropology or criminology, our goal is to provide them with the critical and analytical skills necessary for lifelong learning.
We strive to raise social and political awareness, to encourage civic engagement, to produce ethical and empathetic global citizens, and to develop stimulating and challenging experiences for students to deepen their understanding of the world in which they live.
Fascinated by societal differences and why humans behave the way we do? As the scientific study of humanity, anthropology explores just that. Anthropologists take into account all aspects of the human experience, comparing patterns, exploring differences and interpreting culture through an anthropological perspective.
Criminology & Criminal Justice
University of Northern Iowa offers the most established criminology and criminal justice undergraduate degree program in the state of Iowa. Whether you want to dive into forensics, police work or social justice reform, our program is here for you.
Sociology enables us to understand how people and their everyday lives and actions are greatly influenced by much broader social structures, contexts and processes. At UNI, we encourage students to develop a comprehensive understanding of the nature and applications of sociological theory and methods. We also promote a learning environment where students are taught to value cultural diversity and pluralism and to engage in critical analysis of structures of power and inequality.