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Sociology Major with a Concentration in Criminology

Within Sociology, the Criminology concentration is best suited for those students who have a particular interest in how crime is defined and responded to within our society. In addition to taking the required courses expected of all Sociology majors, Criminology students have additional required classes that focus on criminological theory, delinquency, deviance and specific types of crime such as violence and drugs. Criminology students are also expected to take at least two classes from other departments that are related to crime or law. 

Field placements: Criminology students are encouraged to take at least one field placement to obtain direct experience and apply this to their classroom learning. See the bottom of the page for potential placements.


District Attorney's Office
Public Defender's Office
Police Precincts
Youth Risk Prevention Programs
Detention Centers
Town Courts
Domestic Violence Court
Bureau of Consumer Fraud

For more information, see the sociology major with a concentration in criminology course requirements.