Our vision is that the
Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice at Towson
University will be a department that:
empowers students to become informed, effective, and responsible citizens who embrace diversity in their communities, society, and
undergraduate major programs and exposes majors to the breadth and
richness of sociology, anthropology, and criminal justice.
essential learning opportunities in sociology, anthropology, and
criminal justice to students across the university through general
Teaches students in
innovative, exciting, and effective ways and provides them with
independent study, honors, and capstone experiences that deepen
with important opportunities for civic engagement through
independent research, internships, and service learning.
with advising that guides their academic progress towards timely
graduation and that helps them formulate relevant career goals and
Works closely with
students in collaborative research and projects that serve the
campus, students, and the community.
Enables students to
use the knowledge and methodologies of their disciplines for
conceptual thinking, critical analysis, oral and written
communication, and the application of appropriate information
multidisciplinary relationships and programs and pursues new
multidisciplinary curricular initiatives at the undergraduate and
maintains strong associations with potential employers of our
students through internships and other partnerships.
Recruits and retains
outstanding faculty who achieve distinction as teachers, student
advisers, scholars, and agents of community engagement.
Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program (CRMJ 475), a course developed by Drs. Aseltine and Manasse, brings TU students inside a prison to study criminal justice as equals with incarcerated men and women as part of the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program. The experience has challenged students' preconceived notions of crime and justice, cast new light on their own experiences, and radically transformed their worldviews.