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Department of Sociology Professional Fields

Careers in Criminal Justice

 

A degree in sociology can be particularly useful for careers in the criminal and juvenile justice fields, including law enforcement, probation/parole, and corrections. Agencies hiring in these fields are placing increased emphasis on well-developed social skills and an understanding of individual and group behavior, including sensitivity in dealing with diverse populations. A grounding in social research methods and statistics that is provided through a sociology degree are also particularly useful in the criminal and juvenile justice fields.

Research Methods in Sociology (SOC 317) 
Quantitative Techniques in Sociology I (SOC 321)