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Our combination of size, intellectual diversity, and strong specialty areas, plus the ambience of a university community, makes the University of Florida an ideal setting in which to pursue advanced training in Sociology or Criminology.

A Bachelor’s degree provides an excellent liberal arts foundation for embarking upon a wide range of career paths including those in business and the human services. Sociology and Criminology are excellent majors for students who wish to do graduate study in law, business, education, counseling, medicine, politics, public administration, social work, criminology, and sociology.


Welcome Back Everyone!

I hope you had a restful summer and are looking forward to the Fall semester. I know these are very challenging times for all of us in many different ways. Many of you have had heavy burdens to bear, dealing with your own illnesses, caring for family members, and in some cases both. Others have been struggling financially and emotionally. I know these challenges do not disappear with the start of a new semester, but I hope that as we engage in our coursework and with one another, your burdens will be lifted at least a bit.

Please remember that I am always available via email ( or to meet with you via Zoom. If I don’t have the answers you need, I will do my best to send you to the person who can help. All of the Sociology faculty, graduate students and staff are committed to working with you and helping you maintain your mental and physical well-being. We are committed to your success, both in and outside of the classroom. Please don’t hesitate to rely on us—send us email, meet with us, reach out for help. As best you can, be a resource for one another. And remember the folks at U Matter We Care are also committed to your well-being and success. We must all be here for one another during these challenging times.

On a related note, please watch your email for a message from Dr. Autumn McClellan ( once the semester is underway. Dr. McClellan is our faculty mentor for the Sociology Undergraduate Honor Society, Alpha Kappa Delta. AKD meetings are held periodically throughout the semester (remotely for now) and participation is open to all sociology majors and minors (and any other students interested in sociology!). This is a great way to get to know other sociology majors and to participate in professional development, career-related activities, and other events.
View information about our undergraduate Sociology program.

Sociology Advising Staff Office

3231 Turlington

(352) 294-7193

Undergraduate Coordinator

Dr. Marian Borg       Email


All students who need advising assistance from Criminology should email Our advisers will also be available to schedule Zoom appointments as needed. In person advising will not resume this semester; so, students should expect remote advising to continue throughout the Fall 2020 term. However, students can still participate in experiential learning activities such as undergraduate research and internships this fall, and they should reach out to if they have any questions. Also, while other experiential learning opportunities like study abroad programs are on hold until the COVID situation stabilizes, students can still make plans for including those activities in future semesters. Any questions can be sent to our advising email.
View information about our undergraduate Criminology program.

Email addresses for criminology undergraduate advising:

Undergraduate Coordinator

Joe Rivera         Email
Undergraduate Coordinator, Criminology
Office hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 3:00-5:00 pm; or by appointment