Programs of Study in Sociology, Criminology, & Justice Studies

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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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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Sociology (Minor)


Programs - December 13, 2021
Minor in Sociology 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 might investigate: How…

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Criminology (Minor)


Programs - December 13, 2021
Minor in Criminology You can combine a minor in criminology with majors in sociology, psychology, political science, communication, health studies, etc. It is an ideal minor for students interested in pursuing a career in law or public policy. Criminology uses social science methods and develops important concepts and theories that you will apply to complex problems in a number of fields. Coursework might investigate: Child abuse and the juvenile justice system Problems and issues in policing, corrections, and law enforcement…

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B.A. in Global Studies

Justice Studies (Minor)


Programs - December 13, 2021
Minor in Justice Studies If you recognize that equal access to life-sustaining resources such as employment, quality education, healthcare, food, clean environments, and legal protection from discrimination is vital for society – then a justice studies minor is for you. Ours is a multiple-disciplinary minor with a flexible curriculum tailored to your interests. More than ever the world needs effective scholars, leaders, and advocates like you who are prepared to engage with the complex social, economic, political, and interpersonal challenges…

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