Jun 16, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Bulletin 
2023-2024 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology, Criminal Justice Concentration BS

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 classes, which should be chosen with occupational goals in mind. Students planning on graduate school should choose classes related to that area of specialization.

Total Credits - 120

Major - 45

Electives - 9

Electives may be chosen from concentration courses not taken to meet minimum requirements, from the recommended electives listed below, SOCI or PSYC courses in the undergraduate program, or those approved by the advisor/chair. Students seeking admission to graduate school should select SOCI 433 and SOCI 434.

Additional Requirements

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

General Education (Andrews Core Experience)

Students must fulfill all Bachelor’s Degree requirements listed in the Andrews Core Experience .

Recommended General Electives

The following course is recommended as an ACE choice or general elective.

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