Welcome to Arkansas State University!

Students walking on the ASU campus

The Department of Criminology, Sociology, and Geography (CSG) is a dynamic multidisciplinary department. CSG utilizes interdisciplinary and applied approaches to address and examine many of today's social concerns. Crime and violence, poverty and welfare, social injustice, and environmental degradation represent some of the department's academic and scholarly pursuits. The erosion of natural resources and rampant demographic change are also strenuously investigated.

Participation in a global community

CSG educates students by offering diverse perspectives and knowledge tools that enhance analytical and critical thinking skills. CSG enriches the lives of students, faculty, and the community by educating students for careers in criminology and criminal justice, politics and civic service, and education and the health professions. We prepare students for participation in a global community.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide the best education possible for students by expanding their intellectual understanding of the world, developing their critical reasoning and communication skills, laying a foundation for understanding the scientific method and encouraging relevant career paths after graduation.

CSG Club

CSG Club


Mission Statement

We are committed to building strong interpersonal relationships within our club and within our local community. Our goal is to create a more sustainable world and be better than we were yesterday.

Who We Are

Arkansas State University students pursuing various careers relating to cirminology, sociology, and geography professions.

What We Do

Club officers promote interest in criminology, sociology, and geography via social connections. Members host discussion panels about society and how it relates to the criminal justice system, the sociological canon, and the Earth. 

Where We Meet

Humanities & Social Sciences

Room 2001


For more information, contact the CSG Department Office at 870-972-3705



Outstanding Students

Undergraduate Awards


Sydney Morgan 


Annica Karlsson

Outstanding Students

Graduate Awards

Criminal Justice 

Trey Sykes


Robert McCord


John C. Osoinach Scholarship Recipient

Kaylan Erving

Alpha Kappa Delta

Alpha Kappa Delta is the international honor society for Sociology. Alpha Kappa Delta focuses on scholarship, fellowship and leadership.

The Beta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta, here at A-State, sponsors many activities for students, such as  faculty/student celebrations, the annual research symposium, and various other scholastic activities.

Alpha Kappa Delta Website
Alpha Phi Sigma

Alpha Phi Sigma recognizes academic excellence of Undergraduate and Graduate students of Criminal Justice, as well as Juris Doctorate students.
The goals of Alpha Phi Sigma are to honor and promote academic excellence, community service, educational leadership, and unity.
Alpha Phi Sigma is the only Criminal Justice Honor Society which is a certified member of the Association of College Honor Societies and affiliated with the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

Alpha Phi Sigma Website