The Crime and Justice option provides students with the ability to apply social science concepts and approaches to better understand and analyze relationships between crime, justice, and public policy from a sociological perspective. The option has particular relevance for sociology students aspiring to careers in criminal justice, law, or social services, as well as those preparing for advanced/graduate programs in criminology, criminal justice, or public policy. Academic internships are available in local criminal justice and social service agencies, offering a unique combination of scholarly analysis and practical experience for students seeking careers in fields such as law, policing, corrections, and social work.
Crime and Justice
23 credits are required from any of the below:
SOC 241. Introduction to Crime and Justice (3)
SOC 340. Deviant Behavior and Social Control (4)
SOC 410. Internship (1–4)**
SOC 440. Juvenile Delinquency (4)
SOC 441. Criminology and Penology (4)
SOC 442. Sociology of Drug Use and Abuse (4)
SOC 444. Inside Out: Prisons, Communities and Prevention (4)
SOC 448. Law and Society (4)
SOC 449. Law, Crime, and Policy (4)
**Internship placement must be in crime, law or related field to count for option. Major paper required for 2+ credits.