Criminology and Criminal Justice

Recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in the field of criminology and criminal justice education, the department's mission is to teach and conduct research on core issues related to crime and justice.


This department’s programs provide students with an understanding of economic problems and institutions with analytical tools to apply this knowledge to contemporary problems.

Global & Sociocultural Studies

This department unites the faculties of anthropology, geography, and sociology within an innovative program dedicated to exploring challenges of global scope— such as inequality, migration and diasporas and nature-society relations.


This department offers programs that foster a love for historical inquiry and lay a foundation for successful careers in history, law, journalism, government service, librarianship, and other professions.

Modern Languages

This department offers multiple opportunities for undergraduate and graduate study in language, culture and literature.

Politics and International Relations

This department offers rich programs combining the traditional disciplinary strengths of political science with a multidisciplinary approach to the study of international relations.

Public Policy and Administration

This department provides a professional education in public sector and nonprofit management, including degrees in public administration and certificates in human resource policy and management and public management.

Religious Studies

This department offers instruction in all major religions of the world and in a number of thematic areas, designed to allow students to focus either on comparative topics or on the theory and practice of a specific religious tradition in its historical setting.