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Criminology/Sociology Double Major, Bachelor of Arts & Science

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Program Overview

CSU Pueblo offers a double major in Sociology and Criminology. The double major gives students the opportunity to specialize in two related fields and explore the disciplines of sociology and criminology in a highly complementary manner.

The program provides excellent preparation for students considering careers and/or advanced study in areas such as criminology, sociology, criminal justice, law, law enforcement, public health, business, and social services. 

Students who earn the double major will have the opportunity to develop proficiency with a range of theoretical and methodological tools used by both Criminologists and Sociologists, allowing them to think critically about the structural nature and complexities of social inequality and justice. 

Students engage in experiential learning through courses and in the internship program with placements in criminal justice, juvenile justice, victim advocacy, and community-based agencies.

Our program offers several learning formats. You can complete courses online or in a hybrid format with on-campus instruction. Criminology is also an external degree option through the Division of Extended Studies.

Program Admission

"Students who earn the double major will have the opportunity to develop proficiency with a range of theoretical and methodological tools used by both Criminologists and Sociologists."

- Susan Calhoun-Stuber, Department Chair of Sociology & Anthropology

Faculty Support Student Success

Faculty advisors and mentors work closely with our majors to develop programs of study based on their interests and career goals. Criminology/Sociology students can earn up to 9 credits of upper-division coursework in the major doing field experience work in a wide variety of internship placements.

Advanced students may choose to conduct their own research projects with the supervision and guidance of faculty for course credit. There are also opportunities for students to conduct independent studies for credit with the sponsorship of one of our faculty members.

Five reasons to study Criminology/Sociology

  1. You will master a range of transferable skills opening doors to a wide range of career options.
  2. You will gain an understanding of different points of view from the diverse students in our program preparing you to succeed in an increasingly diverse and complex world.
  3. Our students want to make a difference in their community and in others’ lives. The knowledge and skills you take away from the program prepare you to work in criminal justice and community organizations that provide prevention, education, and rehabilitation services to at-risk youth, juvenile and adult offenders, and crime victims.
  4. Criminologists help to shed light on the many reasons for rule-breaking behavior, examining how, social, cultural, economic, and political contexts contribute to changing definitions of crime and influence policing and sentencing practices across place and time.
  5. The study of crime is constantly changing as technological and scientific advancements bring about new types of crime and changing prevention and enforcement strategies A strong theoretical and research foundation informs best practices in a complex and shifting environment.

“There are crimes of passion and crimes of logic. The boundary between them is not clearly defined.” Albert Camus

Frequently Asked Questions

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    WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE B.A. AND B.S. DEGREES IN CRIMINOLOGY?

    The criminology requirements for the B.A. and the B.S. are identical. The difference lies in the fact that the B.A. requires foreign language certification while the B.S. does not.

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    WITH WHOM DO I CONSULT FOR ACADEMIC ADVISING?

    Any member of the Department of Sociology, Criminology, and Anthropology is ready, willing, and able to advise all criminology majors. Consult the Faculty section of the website for department members’ phone numbers and email addresses.

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    WHO CAN I TALK TO ABOUT MY FINANCIAL AID OR BILL?

    It is important to check your PAWS account regularly. Student Financial Services is open Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is available via phone at 719.549.2753, email at financialaid@csupueblo.edu, and take walk-ins.

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    AM I QUALIFIED FOR SCHOLARSHIPS?

    You may be qualified for one or more scholarships offered by CSU Pueblo. You must have an updated FAFSA on file with Student Financial Services. Visit the Scholarships page for more information.

Registration is Open

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Registration for fall courses is open for continuing students. Students can register for classes in self-service Banner or reference the following instructions and resources.

Department of Sociology, Criminology, & Anthropology

Faculty and Staff

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