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The Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in sociology and criminal justice, as well as minors in sociology, anthropology, social work and criminal justice. The minors are designed to fit well with the two majors we offer, and can also be combined with any other major in the College. We are a faculty of eleven sociologists, one social worker, three anthropologists, and a community coordinator that runs the internship program. The department has a teaching-learning focus on the local community. Students are encouraged to use the local community as a site for examining various issues, problems and concepts studied in class. Students majoring in Sociology have the opportunity to conduct their own research as part of their Senior Project capstone experience, and many juniors and seniors are placed in local agencies and organizations for internships that provide useful, firsthand experiences.

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Lending a Hand Back Home

University of Dayton senior Alondra Roman had difficulty reaching her family in Puerto Rico after the disaster of Hurricane Maria in September. She heard they survived the storm, but was unable to communicate with them until they could reach a phone. In the weeks that followed, Roman and other students from Puerto Rico organized a campus effort for students, faculty and staff to donate supplies to Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief.

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Building Intercultural Leaders

The University of Dayton launched a new undergraduate certificate to prepare students to work across cultures and borders in the increasingly global environment of the 21st century.

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300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1442