The sociology major with the criminal justice concentration is designed for students who are interested in social justice and want to help transform communities, especially those that have been affected by mass incarceration. Examples of careers include gang prevention, family support within the corrections system and community-oriented policing.

Students must complete a minimum of 120 units with a Pacific cumulative and major/program grade point average of 2.0 in order to earn the bachelor of arts degree with a major in sociology - criminal justice concentration.

Discipline Foundations (4 courses):

SOCI 051   Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 071   Sociology Cohort Seminar
SOCI 079   Self and Society
SOCI 177   Theories of Society and Culture

Shared Foundations (5 courses):

POLS 031   Introduction to Law and Policy in the American Political System
POLS 133   Political Science Research
                 - OR -
INTL  101   Social Science Research Methods
SOCI 033   Criminology
SOCI 136   Corrections
SOCI 172   Social Inequality

Elective Explorations (3 courses with at least one from each program):
POLS 104   Urban Government
                 -OR-
SOCI 161   Urban Society
POLS 120   Courts and Judicial Behavior   
POLS 126   Criminal Law 
POLS 136   Jurisprudence 
SOCI 031   Deviant Behavior
SOCI 041   Social Problems
SOCI 081   Social Services
SOCI 141   Race and Ethnicity
SOCI 165   Social Organizations
                 -OR-
POLS 119   Government in Action
                 -OR-
POLS 128   Introduction to Public Administration

Experience (1 course):

SOCI 187
                 -OR-
SOCI 197

Capstone
SOCI 179