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Rockville - Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice

StudentsWelcome to the Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice webpage for the Rockville campus. Outstanding faculty members offer a variety of courses to prepare students for transfer and careers in many fields. To meet student needs, we offer courses during the day, in the evening, and on weekends as well as online.

Sociology courses center on developing in each student the ability to use and apply a sociological perspective for understanding and interpreting our human world. Our many courses focus on expanding comprehension of the structural and interactional forces that impact human behavior and societies. Students learn about the methodological approaches that make sociology a social science and investigate data collected from social science research. Sociology gives a student the knowledge and skills to pursue career paths in government services, social research, social services, nonprofit work, and many other areas. Through an articulation agreement with the University of Maryland Baltimore County's Social Work program at Shady Grove, as many as 18 sociology credits completed at Montgomery College will transfer. Please contact us for the details. Sociology can change your perspective of the world and of yourself!

Anthropology studies humans and human society, examining biological and cultural similarities and differences from a comparative perspective, past and present. Physical anthropology explores the evolution of humans, while archaeology explores our shared history and material culture. Sociocultural anthropology describes and analyzes sociocultural systems in our changing world and explores related global issues, such as conflict, media, migration, ethnic identity, and heritage. The anthropology program offers exciting opportunities for students to engage with the Montgomery County community through ongoing archaeology and ethnography projects. Rookie Research grants and Independent Studies allow the serious anthropology student to gain valuable applied experience by working side-by side with professors on interesting research projects.

The Criminal Justice Program prepares students for careers in the criminal justice system and for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. A strong academic core, combined with specialized career courses, provides the knowledge and skills for continued academic studies, for competitive employment in the criminal justice field, or for careers in local, state, federal, or private agencies. The program includes a broad range of course options in policing, the courts, corrections, criminological theory, and criminal law. Depending on career goals and interests, students are encouraged to seek assistance from criminal justice faculty in making course selections. A current list of articulation agreements is available at this link: Montgomery College Criminal Justice Program Articulation Agreements.

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