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The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice offers three bachelor's degree programs, and a master's degree in Criminal Justice, in addition to a minor in Sociology.

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology prepares students for direct entry into positions in social research, social services, business, education, the Armed Forces, and administration in corporate and public sectors. Students pursuing other majors may also select the minor in Sociology, which requires only 18 semester credits.

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Master of Science in Criminal Justice programs prepare students for six major fields: juvenile justice, law enforcement, corrections, court procedures, forensic investigation, and criminal justice research. The undergraduate program focuses on providing students with a broad-based liberal arts education. The graduate program includes thesis and non-thesis options and prepares students for entry into various criminal justice careers, as well as entry into doctoral programs.

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