Crime and Justice Option
This option is available within the Sociology major at the following locations:
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.
Option Code: 995
Upon successful completion of the program, students will meet the following learning outcomes:
- Recognize and interpret existing sociological knowledge.
- Construct sociological explanations for social phenomena.
- Conduct sociological inquiry.
- Make sociological sense of relevant data.
- Interpret the quantitative results and articulate the findings (1-20 pts).
|Select two courses from the following:||8|
|DEVIANT BEHAVIOR AND SOCIAL CONTROL|
|CRIMINOLOGY AND PENOLOGY|
|LAW, CRIME, AND POLICY|
|Select a minimum of 15 credits from the following courses:||15|
|PROBLEMS IN CRIME AND JUSTICE|
|INTRODUCTION TO CRIME AND JUSTICE|
|CRIME AND MEDIA|
|DEVIANT BEHAVIOR AND SOCIAL CONTROL (if not used above)|
|POLICE AND SOCIETY|
|*CRIMES AND VIOLENCE IN INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS|
|JUVENILE DELINQUENCY (if not used above)|
|CRIMINOLOGY AND PENOLOGY (if not used above)|
|SOCIOLOGY OF DRUG USE AND ABUSE|
|INSIDE-OUT: PRISONS, COMMUNITIES, AND PREVENTION|
|LAW AND SOCIETY|
|LAW, CRIME, AND POLICY (if not used above)|
Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
Internship placement must be in crime, law or related field to count for option. Major paper required for 2+ credits
Option Code: 995