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The department of Political Science, Sociology and Criminal Justice is home to three programs that immerse students in a wide range of social science inquiry. Students explore the conceptual frameworks and methods essential to understanding the political, social, and legal phenomena that organize human communities. The department is defined by an open and critical exchange of ideas as it helps students develop the skills of critical thinking, articulate communication, and academic research necessary for success in college and professional life.

For more information about each major/minor, click “Programs of Study” on the right.


Criminal Justice (B.A., B.S.)
Political Science (B.A., B.S.)
Sociology (B.A., B.S.)


Criminal Justice
Political Science

Political Science, Sociology and Criminal Justice

5050 E. State St.
Rockford, IL  61108

Ron Lee, Ph.D.