Undergraduate students in the Department of Sociology and Criminology can major in Sociology, Criminology, Sociology with AAST dependent major, or acquire a double major in Sociology and Criminology.  We also offer two minors: in Criminal Justice and Sociology. Our fully online minor in Criminal Justice and online minor in Sociology count toward the Interdisciplinary Major. We participate in and contribute to African and African American StudiesLatin American & Latino StudiesGender StudiesReligious Studies, and other interdisciplinary area studies programs.

Sociology Degree

Sociology Degree

Sociology is a comprehensive liberal arts degree that provides an excellent foundation and springboard for working in today's diverse social, organizational, non-profit, and business environments. The Sociology major provides marketable skills and competitive edge in research, theory, and data analytics and knowledge related to social institutions, interactions, cultures, social inequality, and organizations.

Criminology Degree

Criminology Degree

The criminology major is a comprehensive liberal arts degree that offers marketable skills and distinct advantage to students interested in working in the areas of crime prevention, law enforcement, and the court system. The major provides highly competitive skills in research, theory, and data analytics that prepare students beyond an understanding of criminal procedures or evidence.


Major & Minor Options

Double Major in Sociology and Criminology
Minor in Criminal Justice

Minor in Criminal Justice

18 semester hours in criminal justice and sociology and at least nine hours of 3000-level classes or above are required.

Minor in Sociology

Minor in Sociology

18 semester hours in sociology and at least nine hours of 3000-level classes or above are required.

Minor in Sociology

Honors Programs

We offer two Honors Programs in Criminology and Sociology.


Fulbright College Writing Requirements

Prior to graduation, all Sociology and/or Criminology majors are required to complete two writing assignments: the Fulbright College Writing Requirement and the Reflective Essay. For instructions, resources, and more information, please visit the webpages linked below.

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Fulbright College Writing Requirement

All Fulbright College students are required to write a senior paper within their major.

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Reflective Essay

Accompanies the Fulbright College Writing Requirement.

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Fully Online Minor Programs

The department also offers a 100% online Criminal Justice Minor and a 100% online Sociology Minor, which count toward the Interdisciplinary Majors. A student must notify the department of her or his intent to minor. Students can do this online by completing the Fulbright College program update form.



Internship & Other Student Opportunities

We offer robust undergraduate internship opportunities that help sociology students develop a better understanding of a prospective career and determine whether their interests match a chosen career path, while simultaneously gaining experience with professionals in the field.


Application Requirements

We are delighted that you are interested in undergraduate program in our department.

All incoming undergraduate students apply through general admission to the BA program. All materials should be uploaded through the undergraduate admissions portal.

Office of Admissions
232 Silas Hunt Hall
1 University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701


Lori Holyfield
Undergraduate Program Director
Phone: 479-575-3205
Email: lholyfie@uark.edu


August 1
Final Fall Application Deadline
Late application deadline for fall admission. Last opportunity for students wishing to enroll for the fall semester. All required information must be submitted by this date. Students will be admitted based on the availability of space.

December 15
Final Spring Application Deadline
Application deadline for spring admission for all students. Last opportunity for students wishing to enroll for the spring semester. All spring applications must be submitted by this date.



Fulbright College
Academic Program Update Form
 Now Online!

You can now add, drop, or modify your degree plan by completing our online form and responding to the confirmation email.



Sociology Teacher Licensure

All students must complete course requirements for entrance into the M.A.T. degree program. (All course requirements are subject to change. Students must meet requirements at time of application for graduation.)

Licensure for teaching requires completion of the bachelor's degree in Fulbright College and completion for the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree through the College of Education and Health Professions. For more details, please check the current catalog.

Students are advised to obtain an additional licensure area.