The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice is an interdisciplinary department with two highly compatible majors that prepare students for a variety of professional careers in social service, counseling, advocacy, government, public policy, crime and corrections, law and law enforcement, social science research, teaching, or graduate studies. Students may major or minor in  Sociology or Criminal Justice, or both. To better prepare students for these careers, all our courses are geared toward critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, and working with diverse others.

  • Critical thinking
  • Problem-solving
  • Communication
  • Working with diverse others


Academic | Campus | College of Arts & Sciences
Millikin criminal justice students contribute to Peace Summit
November 22, 2021, 12:30pm
"We want these summits to be the first part of many conversations about important topics." For Keyria Rodgers, director of Millikin University's Criminal Justice Department and instructor...
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Campus | College of Arts & Sciences | Community
Millikin professor featured on CBS News on why rentership has gained ground in the suburbs
September 14, 2021, 3:15pm
Dr. Kenneth Laundra offers insight into the evolution of the American suburbs Dr. Kenneth Laundra, associate professor of sociology at Millikin University, was recently quoted in...
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Peace Summit Millikin
Campus | College of Arts & Sciences | Community
Millikin professor Keyria Rodgers organizes event to promote community peace and justice
July 21, 2021, 9:30am
Peace Summit presents ideas to promote unity and justice within the community On June 28, a host of Decatur (Ill.) youth, elected officials, social services agencies, members of law...
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