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Welcome to Old Dominion University's Sociology and Criminal Justice Undergraduate Program webpage. With 19 faculty members of diverse interests and backgrounds, the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice offers its students a great opportunity to develop a strong background in the areas of sociology and criminal justice.The Department offers a wide variety of courses in anthropology, criminal justice, sociology and social welfare. Undergraduate students may earn a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science with a major in sociology, sociology with an emphasis in social welfare, or criminal justice. Students may also double major, earning a Bachelors with majors in sociology and criminal justice with just three more classes above the sociology major and criminal justice minor or criminal justice major and sociology minor.

While earning their Bachelors, students majoring in criminal justice or sociology have the chance to earn departmental honors.The departmental honors program is designed to provide undergraduate students who are excelling in their studies an opportunity for more advanced studies in their major field including the opportunity to work independently with department faculty. For more information, click on the link Departmental Honors.

For students who are thinking of continuing their education past the Bachelors, the department also offers a Master of Arts in applied sociology with tracks in sociology, criminal justice and women's studies.

Please feel free to visit all of the web pages to get more specific information. We encourage prospective applicants to read this material and contact the Undergraduate Program Director for further information.