SOCIOLOGY & CRIMINOLOGY

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 Lux Hall
hessamie@meredith.edu
(919) 760-8016

Majors and Master's Degree

The Status of Girls in North Carolina

Status of Girls

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

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

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

Aspen Degler

Transfer student Aspen Degler, ’22, earned a double major in criminology and sociology with a minor in forensics. Meredith’s StrongPoints® program, an internship, and faculty mentors helped her determine her strengths and explore her career interests.

Henley Peatross playing lacrosse

Henley Peatross, ’20, found that her strengths align perfectly with her majors: social work and criminology. She’ll continue to use her strengths while earning her Master of Social Work degree at NC State University,

Image of Jennifer Campbell

When Jennifer Lynn Campbell, ’18, applied to Meredith as a Wings student, she knew that she wanted to promote social movement and change. She has always had a passion for social justice and wanted to better understand why some people thrive and others struggle.

Sociology & Criminology Department Videos

Criminology
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.
Status of Girls

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.

Sociology | La'Meshia Whittington

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.

Status of Girls
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.