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Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice

Sociology, Criminal Justice, Human Services and Master of Arts in Criminal Justice


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Experiential learning is a key component of the Simpson Experience and you'll find rich and diverse ways to discover the field.

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At Simpson, your learning doesn't stop when class is over. There are endless opportunities to become involved and affect positive change on campus, in the broader community and around the world.


Find the career that fits your passion

The Sociology and Criminal Justice Department will prepare you for a career path in law enforcement, institutional or community-based corrections, probation and parole, policy or analysis or social services. You will also be well positioned to continue your education in graduate or law school. See how our Office of Career Development can help you locate the best opportunities.

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How do these majors differ from each other?

Throughout the department, themes of social justice application and analyses can be found and explored. With a degree in Sociology, you will study society and social interaction, that is, the nature and workings of humans in group life.

Criminal Justice majors learn to think in terms of theoretical critiques of the inner-workings of the criminal justice system.

Human Services majors learn about the helping services approach as well as conflict resolution tactics or counseling strategies.

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