Master of Arts in the Field of Criminology
This program is a joint offering of the Department of Sociology and the Department of Forensic Sciences.
Specific admission requirements are shown on the Graduate Program Finder.
The following requirements must be fulfilled:
The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate Programs.
The following requirements must be fulfilled: Non-thesis option—36 credits, including 21 credits in required courses and 15 credits in elective courses; thesis option—36 credits, including 27 credits in required courses and 9 credits in elective courses.
|SOC 6230||Sociological Research Methods|
|SOC 6231||Data Analysis|
|SOC 6232||Qualitative Methodology: Doing Field Research|
|or SOC 6240||Field Research in Organizational Settings|
|SOC 6238||Development of Sociological Theory|
|or SOC 6239||Contemporary Sociological Theory|
|SOC 6257||Criminal Law for Forensic Scientists|
|SOC 6258||Deviance and Control|
|Five elective courses in criminology, of which at least two are in forensic sciences and at least one is selected from the following:|
|SOC 6260||Special Topics in Criminology|
|SOC 6261||Sociology of Law|
|SOC 6263||Race and Crime|
|SOC 6264||Organized Crime|
|SOC 6266||Gender and Criminal Justice|
|SOC 6273||The Sex Industry|
|Students choosing the thesis option substitute the following for two elective courses:|
|SOC 6998||Thesis Research|
|SOC 6999||Thesis Research|