Department Chair: Bradley Tripp, Ph.D.

The mission of the Department of Sociology, Criminology, and Anthropology at Winthrop University is, first and foremost, that students will be significantly changed by the teaching and mentoring they experience, the literature they read, the writing and thinking they do and the diverse social worlds they encounter in research activities, internships, and civic service. Students will develop insights from the perspective that underlie Sociology, Criminology, and Anthropology, including awareness of roles of structural and cultural patterns on everyday life, understanding of the interplay between individual choice an social influence, interpretation of events from multiple perspectives, and critical examination of existing social arrangements.