Sociology and Criminology help to explore the complex relationship between the ways society is organized and the societal causes of criminal behavior. By focusing on forces affecting values, attitudes and behaviors, Sociology and Criminology helps us better understand ourselves and the motivation of others around us. Criminology is relatively new academic discipline in Pakistan which offers insight into the way criminal justice policies are framed and implemented.
The Department of Sociology was established in 2009 and later in 2018 it was merged into the Department of Sociology and Criminology. The primary mission of the Department is to educate students in the core theoretical and methodological knowledge of the discipline, providing them with perspectives and skills, applicable to a broad range of careers, values as future peace and order personnel including research, social services, security agencies, and healthcare, and prepare them to work in a diverse and changing society.
The Department is presently offering BS, MSc, MPhil and PhD in Sociology and MSc in Criminology. It develops student's knowledge, skills, and values as future peace, inculcation of leadership, integrity, accountability, responsibility while serving their fellowmen, community, crime prevention, law enforcement, scientific crime detection, penal administration, academic profession, encourage research and inquiry on criminal behavior, criminal justice which benefits the local and international community. Our graduates are playing a leading role in various government, semi-government and non-government institution. The strength and vitality of the Department is rooted in its teaching capacity fronted by excellent teachers and their research and publication profiles.
The Department has four PhD and five MPhil qualified faculty members to produce research based knowledge relevant to contemporary social and political issues. The academic staff of the Department is all active in both research and teaching. Keeping in view the importance of research in Sociology and Criminology, faculty members are engaged in conducting research and promoting scientific environment and research culture and published in reputed national and international journals. The Department collaborates with different national and international institutions, where students get engaged for internships and research work.