Why Criminal Justice and Sociology?
We are all shaped and influenced by the societies and groups we belong to, and the relationships we have with others.
Understanding the underlying forces that shape behavior – including criminal behavior – will allow you to explore the meaning of justice and methods of improving safety in society.
Why Study Criminal Justice and Sociology at Iona?
This unique program draws from the strengths and interconnectedness of our programs in Criminal Justice and Sociology.
You will be taught by outstanding faculty members who are actively engaged and sought-after experts in the fields of sociology and criminal justice. You will work alongside them in hands-on research and be connected to their network of industry professionals who can help you in your career.
Our active alumni network of more than 45,000 accomplished professionals are eager to offer support and bring you into their organizations for instruction, internships, and employment opportunities!
You will be prepared for success in a wide variety of careers including: research, business, non-profit management, law enforcement, probation & parole services, justice administration, criminology, community services, victims’ services, civil advocacy, public service, and other governmental positions.
What You'll Learn
This unique degree will give you insight into America’s rich diversity of cultures.
You will gain a deep understanding of the complex relationships between the social problems of crime, poverty, unemployment, urbanization, alienation, public health, inequality, and public policies.
You will gain an awareness of different ways in which human situations are defined on the basis of sex, social class, age, race and ethnic group. You will also explore people’s complex relationships with politics, religion, economics, law and culture.
You will also gain skills in communications and technology, analyzing data, critical thinking, research, problem-solving and much more.
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Core Requirements (64 credits):
To fulfill the Social Science and Business Core Requirement:
- Introduction to Sociology
- Social Problems
Double Major Requirements (48 credits):
Sociology Major Requirements:
- Quantitative Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences 1
- Major Social Thinkers
- Sociology of Deviant Behavior
- Penalogy and the Sociology of Corrections / Corrections
- Research Methods in Sociology / Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology
- Two SOC courses at the 300-400 level
- Senior Seminar
Criminal Justice Major Requirements:
- Introduction to Criminal Justice
- Substantive Criminal Law
- Evidence and Procedure Law
- Corrections / Penalogy and the Sociology of Corrections
- Critical Issues in Policing
- Criminal Justice Criminology
- Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology / Research Methods in Sociology
- Internship in Criminal Justice
- Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice
- One CRJ course at the 300 or 400 level
Open Electives (8 credits)