Sociology & Criminal Justice Department 

Winona State’s Sociology & Criminal Justice Department gives students the resources they need to be successful in a variety of settings. Our programs teach students how to explore situations from different perspectives and create change.

Students will learn skills that can be applied in a variety of settings. From behavioral analysis to research, you will leave this program with widely applicable skills. 

Why Study Criminal Justice at WSU

The WSU Criminal Justice program offers instruction in the skills necessary to succeed in the field of criminal justice. 

Students can specialize in the specific major connected with their interests. However, each major offers instruction that can be applied in a variety of settings. 

Our faculty will help you get the skills necessary to succeed in criminal justice. 

Why Study Sociology at WSU

Sociologists use scientific research methods and theories to study human behavior, social groups, and social structures. 

Studying sociology will not only give you insight into human behavior, but also help develop your creativity, critical thinking, communication skills, problem solving, and innovation. 

One-on-One Support

Our bachelor’s degree focuses on individual student attention and frequent student-faculty interaction.

Marketable Skills & Experiences

Our students learn a wide range of skills that employers seek, including research skills, communication skills, and critical thinking skills.

Our students also get multiple hands-on learning experiences.

Dedicated Faculty & Staff

Our faculty are committed to student learning through quality teaching, research, and student development.

Contact the Sociology & Criminal Justice Department
Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice
Minne Hall 228


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Mark Norman
Department Chair
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Dr. Rafael Narvaez
Sociology Program Coordinator
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Michelle Eggerichs Rekstad
Office Manager

Minne Hall 212


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