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Preparing students to use the sociological perspective to critically examine the social world, and their position in it, at the individual, cultural, societal and global levels
Sociology is a valuable social science major for students planning careers in a wide variety of fields including human services, public administration, social research, community relations, and politics. A Sociology degree also provides a good foundation for those planning to enter graduate school in law, political science, demography, social health planning, counseling, and a variety of other programs.
Criminal justice prepares students to work as professionals in law enforcement, corrections, court administration, and investigatory work for public agencies and private business. The baccalaureate degree in criminal justice also provides the basic credentials for entry into graduate school. Many students choose a related area such as law, corrections management, criminal counseling, or political science as a graduate school focus.
An accelerated program in criminal justice offers students an opportunity to complete the major courses in approximately three semesters for the Bachelor of Arts degree and in approximately two semesters for the Associate in Arts degree. This is possible because the majority of major courses are offered in two seven-week modules within the traditional semester. A student may enter the program with a 2.0 G.P.A., but a G.P.A. of 2.5 in the major courses is required to remain in the full-accelerated program. This program widely appeals to persons who desire to complete their education in a shorter period of time than normal.
The Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies provides the student with an opportunity to design his or her program. A student may choose to combine sociology with other areas of study to create a concentration. Many students combine sociology with psychology, business, or social work.
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