Feb 01, 2023  
2020-2021 Academic Bulletin 
2020-2021 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology, Criminal Justice Concentration BS

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BS Sociology, Criminal Justice provides a foundation in criminal law, legal procedures, and criminology to help prepare students for a career in the criminal justice profession. Students should consult their advisor in regards to their sociology classes, general or elective classes. Classes should be chosen with occupational goals in mind. Students planning on graduate school should choose classes related to that area of specialization.

Total Credits - 124

Major - 36


Electives may be chosen from Content Course not taken to meet minimum requirements, or from the recommended electives listed below, or other SOCI or PSYC courses in the undergraduate program, or those approved by the advisor/chair.

Additional Requirements

27 credits must be selected from courses numbered 300 or above.

Recommended Andrews Core Experience Courses

Additional Information

Computer Policy

In the Behavioral Sciences, the computer is an indispensable tool for collecting and working with data, accessing scientific reports, and for writing and critical thinking. As a result, the Department of Behavioral Sciences requires students to have a laptop computer in order to meet the requirements of the curriculum. Students are responsible for maintaining their computer with the required software appropriate for the courses they are enrolled in as they progress through the curriculum. Use of the computer varies by course.

Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program a student will be able to:

  • Think critically about human thought and behavior in individuals, sociocultural and ecological systems
  • Select credible sources of evidence from the behavioral sciences, and specifically in the area of sociology science
  • Conduct effective research projects in sociology from design through data interpretation
  • Apply ethical standards to scholarship and practice in Sociology
  • Apply principles and skills from Sociology to serve their communities
  • Write effectively about theories, data, and practice in Sociology
  • Speak effectively about theories, data, and practice in Sociology
  • Will prepare a professional plan for life after graduation
  • Apply principles from Sociology to understand and influence the development of faith across the life span
  • Know the key themes in relevant areas in Sociology

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