Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work & Criminal Justice

Varner Hall, Room 518
371 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
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(248) 370-2420
fax: (248) 370-4608

Social Work
512 Varner Hall
(248) 370-2371

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Professor Heidi Lyons shared her expertise on Thanksgiving Etiquette during a Facebook Live interview with WWJ Radio.

Oakland University student wins national law enforcement scholarship

Professor takes part in Inside-Out Prison Exchange Training Program

Oakland University's credit union to donate $1 million for study abroad

Channel 4 story on gun control features Dr. Benz

Department member Prof. Albert J. Meehan (left) recently participated in the dissertation defense of Dr. Hani Alshahrani (center) in the School of Engineering and Computer Science. Also in the photo are Dr. Debatosh Debnath, Alshahrani, Prof. Huirong Fu, Prof. Qian (Beth) Zou and Dr. Anyi Liu

Sandy Hanna, who is a double major in Sociology and Anthropology was awarded the 2018 College of Arts and Sciences Meritorious Achievement Award. This award is presented to outstanding students who in their academic activities exemplify the variety and scope of work in the Arts and Sciences. 
The Meritorious Achievement Award from the College of Arts and Sciences includes a citation and a $250 honorarium. Ms. Hanna will also be recognized during the College's Commencement Ceremony held on Saturday, December 15.



Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work and Criminal Justice

A unit of the College of Arts and Sciences, the department is home to four major programs: sociology, anthropology, social work, and criminal justice.

The sociology, anthropology, and criminal justice majors lead to a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree, while the social work major leads to a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree. The department offers open minors in sociology, anthropology, and criminal justice, as well as a minor in child welfare for social work students. The department also houses three interdisciplinary concentrations open to all majors: archaeology, gerontology, and addiction studies.

Ours is a dynamic and collegial department consisting of sociologists, anthropologists, social workers, and criminologists. Our faculty embrace both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies and have solid yet diverse theoretical orientations.