Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice


The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice offers degrees in sociology at the BA and MA level, and in criminology and criminal justice (CCJ) at the BA level.  Students interested in pursuing careers in social work major in sociology with a concentration in social services. In their senior year, CCJ majors and sociology majors concentrating in social services complete internships in their respective fields.

Learn more about each of our programs:

  • BA in Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • BA in Sociology, general
  • BA in Sociology, social services concentration
  • BA in Sociology, Work & Community Engagement concentration
  • Minor in Sociology
  • Minor in Criminology & Criminal Justice
  • MA in Applied Sociology

Sociology and CCJ are similar to many other majors in the humanities and social sciences in that they open doors to a variety of fulfilling, well-paying jobs, but do not link to specific occupations. Undergraduate sociology and CCJ degrees provide insights into the many social factors that affect how institutions operate, such as race, ethnicity, gender, age,education and social class. Students who major in either CCJ or sociology will also gain valuable research and data analysis skills since they take courses dedicated to this purpose.