Programs of Study in Sociology, Criminology, & Justice Studies

B.A. in Criminology & Justice Studies

Criminology & Justice Studies


Programs - June 26, 2018
B.A. in Criminology & Justice Studies Criminology is an exciting field with a long history within the discipline of sociology. Students majoring in criminology and justice studies (CJS) explore the historical and societal origins and roles of deviance and crime, its effects on society, as well as the systems established to control, investigate, deter, punish, treat, rehabilitate and respond to crime and deviance. The discipline examines the social implications of crime and deviance and their varying effects on diverse populations. Our…

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B.A. in Sociology

Sociology


Programs - June 26, 2018
B.A. in Sociology If you are interested in understanding why people behave as they do in social situations, sociology is for you. For instance, in elevators why do most people press the button, face front, and avoid eye contact? Why are women and men expected to be different? Today, why can’t we have essential conversations about gun control, immigration, or healthcare without vitriol and animosity? We use sociology - the systemic study of groups and society – to investigate these…

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Sociology, Criminology & Justice Studies Minors

Sociology, Criminology, & Justice Studies (Minors)


Programs - June 26, 2018
Sociology, Criminology, & Justice Studies Minors Sociology A minor in sociology at Otterbein University allows students to enhance their undergraduate experience with a variety of courses that complement diverse majors. With a sociology minor, you investigate topics such as inequality, family, race, gender, criminology, human and community service, or global justice in depth. Acquiring background in sociology can help students better prepare for graduate studies or a career in a related field with tangible social science methods and concepts. Coursework…

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