Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminal Justice

Pursue a program that will educate and empower you to become a more informed, effective and responsible citizen who embraces diversity in your community, society and the world.

Our three strong undergraduate concentrations in sociology, anthropology and criminal justice expose you to the breadth and richness of the respective disciplines and provide essential learning opportunities. You will acquire knowledge in innovative and exciting ways through independent research, internships, service learning, and honors and capstone experiences. Use the knowledge and methodologies of your discipline to develop conceptual thinking, critical analysis, oral and written communication, and information technology skills.

Exceptional Faculty

Our outstanding faculty are distinguished teachers, student advisers, scholars and community agents of change. They work closely with you to guide your academic progress and help you formulate relevant career goals and choices. Faculty will offer insight into collaborative research, multidisciplinary curricular initiatives and projects that serve the campus, students and the community. Benefit from the department’s strong associations with potential employers through internships and other partnerships.

Internship Opportunities

Interested in an internship in sociology, anthropology, or criminal justice? Contact the internship coordinator in each program.

Inside-Out Prison Exchange

Our students participate in the Inside-Out Prison Exchange program, which takes TU students inside a prison to study criminal justice as equals with incarcerated men and women. The experience challenges notions of crime and justice and transforms perspectives.


Towson University students enroll in liberal arts courses every semester


40 majors makes CLA the largest academic division at TU


Of CLA courses are part of TU’s core curriculum

Contact Information

Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminal Justice

Liberal Arts Building, Room 3210

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Mon - Fri: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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