Department of Sociology, Human Services and Criminal Justice

Sociology is the systematic study of the social behavior of individuals as well as the working of social groups, organizations, cultures and societies. Study in sociology provides a scientific perspective for studying the effects of cultural and social forces on individuals, groups, and institutions.

Our professors have earned outstanding reputations in diverse areas of research. Whether you’re interested in crime, gender relations, or sociological theory, our faculty will provide a balanced education in any field. Our small class sizes make discussion and research interesting and lively, giving you an opportunity to connect with your peers and professors.

Students selecting the Human Services major typically desire positions in institutions, private and public, which provide direct services to diverse groups in our society.  The curriculum includes required and elective courses, advising, and a supervised field experience in one or more human services agencies.




Dr. Joyce Shepherd, Chair
1100 Henderson Street
Arkadelphia, AR 71999-0001 
Phone: 870-230-5230