Sociology and Criminal Justice

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As you dive into sociology, criminal justice or social work as a major or minor at Simpson you’ll find you’ve landed on some of the best programs a Midwest college has to offer. Our Sociology and Criminal Justice departments will prepare you for a career path in law enforcement, probation and parole, or social work, as well as to further education in graduate or law school.

With a degree in Sociology you’ll study society and social interaction; the nature and workings of humans in group life. Our faculty members work with you to be successful in a career as a teacher, work in the public or private sector or preparation for graduate school.  

Criminal Justice majors learn to think in terms of theoretical analysis of real situations along with learning about the inner-workings of the criminal justice system. Our majors have landed career enhancing internships at the Iowa Department of Public Safety and Attorney General’s office.

Simpson has over four decades of excellence in criminal justice.

Simpson criminal justice undergraduates scored in the 99th percentile on the Educational Testing Service’s Major Field Test. One hundred and two comparison institutions from across the United States completed the examination. The results reaffirm the strength of Simpson’s program in content delivery and student mastery of discipline-specific subject matter.