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Sociology & Criminology Department

Students within the Sociology and Criminology Department engage in the scientific study of society as they conduct research and do field work, connect with professionals in their field, and prepare for success after graduation in a career or graduate school.


Contact Information
Amie Hess
Associate Professor of Sociology and Department Head Sociology & Criminology
210 Joyner Hall
hessamie@meredith.edu
(919) 760-8016


The Status of Girls in North Carolina

Video of Status of Girls

The Status of Girls in North Carolina report, produced by Meredith College, documents factors that impact girls' lives within the state.

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Status of Girls

The Status of Girls in North Carolina report, produced by Meredith College, documents factors that impact girls' lives within the state.

Strong Stories

Ann-Michelle Roberts

Ann-Michelle Roberts

Sociology and political science major Ann-Michelle came to Meredith a leader and ready to become even stronger.

Bailey Dunn

Bailey Dunn

As a sociology and criminology major, Bailey Dunn, '15, conducted in-depth undergraduate research.

Strong Story Tierra Morrisey

Tierra Morrisey

Sociology major Tierra Morrissey landed a corporate job after working with Meredith's Office of Career Planning.

Sociology & Criminology Department Videos

Criminology Video showing the strengths of the major

Meredith College prepares women graduates for careers in criminology through a focus on leadership development, multiple internships, and opportunities to connect with local, state, and national professionals in the field.


Meredith College prepares women graduates for careers in criminology through a focus on leadership development, multiple internships, and opportunities to connect with local, state, and national professionals in the field.

Wings Program Video

Sociology major La’Meshia Whittington transferred to Meredith and found faculty who were excited to help her find ways to use her education to advance the nonprofit she founded.


Sociology major La’Meshia Whittington transferred to Meredith and found faculty who were excited to help her find ways to use her education to advance the nonprofit she founded.