Department of Criminology, Economics and Sociology


Professor James Messerschmidt

Jim Messerschmidt Interview in Slovenia

Jim Messerschmidt interviewed after delivering keynote "Masculinities and Femicide," at the conference: "Culture, Masculinities, and Femicide." University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2016.

Find Yourself Here–Studying Economics–At USM!

USM. Find yourself here–at Maine’s Metropolitan University™–and extend your academic experience well beyond our classroom walls.

Update from an Alumna

I hope my news is an encouragement to current students (particularly those who hope to go on to graduate school) and to faculty in particular (without whom I would not be where I am!). I credit much of my success to the mentoring, support, and encouragement I received in my three years there.

Thinking of a Degree in Sociology?

Thinking of a degree in Sociology? Here's what a recent survey of our alumni showed they have to say about their USM Sociology degree: "I love it! I feel like I apply my education to my everyday life constantly. I still refer frequently to some lessons or teachers I had." (2000 graduate)

Why Students Study Criminology at USM

Here are some thoughts that a few current students agreed to share on why they chose criminology as a major or minor.