The Certificate in Criminal Justice

 A Certificate in Criminal Justice provides students with an opportunity to apply sociological concepts and theories to the criminal justice system, including the broader environment, institutions, and social actors with which it intersects. In order for Sociology majors to earn a departmental certificate in Criminal Justice, they must complete 18 credit hours from the following sequence of courses:
   
SOCI 305 Juvenile Delinquency
SOCI 308 Criminology
SOCI 310  Social Psychology
SOCI 311 Introduction to Archaeology
SOCI 315 Sociology of Law and Law Enforcement
SOCI 330 Sociology of Jails and Prisons
SOCI 331 Community-Based Corrections
SOCI 401 Forensic Anthropology
SOCI 408 Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology
SOCI 430 Sociology of Deviance
SOCI 453 Internship/Independent Research (If pre-approved as relevant to criminal justice)**