Sociology majors seek answers to questions about poverty's pervasiveness, the prevalence of teen pregnancy, the behavior of college students, the accessibility of social mobility and causes of crime or cult behavior, to name a few. At Saint Joseph's, students learn to analyze and assess human behavior and its impact on group dynamics.
Criminal Justice Major
Majoring in criminal justice prepares students for a wide variety of careers. The emphasis on theory and research practice coupled with the use of computer and Internet technology help students develop practical skills that are indispensable in the pursuit of employment. Criminal justice graduates have secured jobs in traditional law enforcement fields such as corrections, courts, police, and probation; in administrative and management positions in the field of criminal justice and law enforcement; and in law and paralegal occupations.
Criminal Justice Studies BLS
Undergraduate | Adult Learner
The program is designed to provide both theoretical and practical knowledge, while Saint Joseph’s Criminal Justice and Public Safety Institute gives students access to key industry ties and strong community throughout the region.
Understanding the thought process of an audience or market is key to making decisions in both the corporate and non-corporate worlds. Adding a minor in sociology to a major in any discipline allows students to understand the behavior and interactions of people in all situations, whether the board room or the classroom. The minor is also suitable for students who have a natural curiosity about social circles, criminology and criminal justice.
Criminal Justice Minor
Individuals with an understanding of and appreciation for the law can make important contributions to fields outside of law enforcement. A minor in criminal justice can compliment a wide array of disciplines from the social sciences to business.
Gender Studies Minor
The gender studies minor at Saint Joseph's takes an interdisciplinary approach to defining how gender impacts human behavior and opportunities. Courses examine how social structures including race, class, sexuality, and other factors impact the lived experiences of men and women.
Criminal Justice M.S.
Criminal justice students create unique plans of graduate study that are compatible with individual interests and career objectives in both the public and private sectors. The program is flexible enough to allow students to concentrate on the theoretical and methodological knowledge needed to pursue a degree beyond a master's or to focus on the management skills necessary to succeed as upper-level decision makers.
Behavior Analysis: Criminal Justice Post-Master's
The post-master’s certificate in behavior analysis is designed for students who already have a master’s degree and wish to develop their knowledge and training in applied behavior analysis.