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Sociology and Criminal Justice

The Sociology and Criminal Justice program provides a foundation for students to pursue careers in social services

Jobs including social work, reentry services, victim services, law enforcement, probation and parole, law offices, and criminal justice research organizations.

From the global pandemic to increasing social inequalities to massive, sustained protests against police brutality, our program provides students knowledge and skills essential to build a future addressing social justice concerns that characterize contemporary society.


Prepare for
an impactful career

Students are offered the opportunity work as research assistants and gain valuable for-credit internships at various social service and criminal justice agencies.

Hands on

Students will develop a sense of literary and cultural theories, enriching their understanding of the texts they are examining.

Bright Futures

Our SFC community is enhanced by the Centers housed in the Sociology and Criminal Justice Department.


Students gain experience tackling social problems such as homelessness, assisting crime victims with needed services and recognizing and preventing social harms.

Institution and Centers

The Sociology & Criminal Justice Department houses four centers:

Our SFC community is enhanced by the centers housed in the Sociology and Criminal Justice Department. The centers host an array of interdisciplinary guest speakers, journalists, practitioners, community activists, and research professionals. The centers are primary sponsors of the SFC Senior Lecture Series and regularly host events, film/documentary screenings, and seminars. The series brings together students, senior citizens, and other community members to explore historical and contemporary developments in sociology and criminology.

Student Stories


Our graduates come from all walks of life, with one thing in common: the desire and drive to serve their communities.

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