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Sociology Applied Criminology/Criminal Justice Degree

Walsh University's Sociology Applied Criminology/Criminal Justice program examines crime and criminal behavior, police and court processes, deviance and cultural norm violations and contemporary corrections issues. Criminal Justice is a sociological science that attempts to identify and interpret patterns of criminal behavior and analyze society's ability to control crime. It focuses on cause, prevention, as well as the legal process and the rehabilitation of criminals. 

What makes Walsh's Sociology Applied Criminology/Criminal Justice major unique?

Walsh's program has a strong base in sociology. Students benefit from a liberal arts core curriculum, interactive learning environment and small classes with substantial student-professor contact. Service learning is also a critical component of education. Students partner with numerous organizations throughout the region where they work side by side with those in needs to help solve problems or tackle important issues affecting our society. Walsh's School of Behavioral and Health Sciences engages faculty and students in research and in efforts to improve the quality of human and community life. 


Generally speaking, what courses will I need to take?

In addition to core Sociology courses, major-related courses include:

  • Addictions
  • Criminology
  • Corrections
  • Law Adjudication
  • Criminal Justice
  • Juvenile Crime and Justice
  • Women in Prison

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