Explore the relationship between crime and society, examine the criminal justice system and study the connections between law and social justice. The research focus of this program will provide you with a strong foundation for leadership and analytic positions.
- Internship opportunities at law enforcement and probation offices, juvenile justice and victimology organizations as well as legal settings.
- Visits to local jails and prisons.
- Lectures from local activists and experts.
This degree will prepare you for a rewarding career in law enforcement, juvenile justice, the court system, corrections, counseling and victim services, or help you easily transition into a related graduate program. Some careers graduates pursue include:
- Deputy Probation Officer, County Sheriff’s Department
- Crime analyst, jury consultant and a variety of law enforcement agencies
- Apply criminological, sociological, and psychological theories to analyze and understand crime and criminal behavior.
- Critically analyze the social-historical context of crime and criminal behavior, including its legal, social, and economic dimensions within the United States and internationally.
- Apply social science research methods to analyze policy responses to crime and criminological research.
- Apply criminological knowledge and skills in the community and/or public