Sociology and Criminal Justice
Our classes offer faculty-student ratios that allow students' interests to be addressed through interaction with professors. We emphasize critical and analytical skills and effective communication to resolve conflicts and promote social justice.
The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice emphasizes an interdisciplinary understanding of socio-economic, cultural, institutional and physical environments. Our programs prepare students for citizenship by encouraging them to understand, tolerate and respect the vast array of cultural and intellectual differences found throughout the world.
We offer a Master of Science in Applied Sociology, Bachelors of Arts in Sociology and Criminal Justice, and minors in Sociology, Criminal Justice, Geography, Geographic Information System (GIS), and Anthropology.
Students in our program actively participate in our Sociology and Criminal Justice clubs, as well as in other student organizations such as Reconnect, which focuses on environmental and sustainability issues.
Students majoring in Sociology or Criminal Justice may be able to earn academic credit by completing an internship.
The faculty maintain an active research agenda and publish extensively in the discipline.
DEGREES & CURRICULUM
15th Annual Social Justice Speaker Series
What is Environmental Justice?
Thursday, March 12, 2020 @ 2PM
Student Union Grand Ballroom
Congratulations to our University Quiz Bowl Champs, the Social Factors.
The line-up on the team is (from left to right) Jonathan Varnado, Lisa Olsen, Robert Martin amd Young Ju Chae. Our department has won 2 out of the last 3 years! It's a dynasty in the making!
(new student organization)
Fayard 234 on Tues, Aug 28th @ 5:30 pm
Student Union Rm 2202 on Wed., Aug 29th @ 12:30
"What Can I Do?"
On Nov. 4, 2019 Dr. David Burley talked about how we can get involved and make a difference in our everyday lives to improve our environment, communities and local economies. The event is part of the Green Talk series sponsored by the SELU Library and the SELU Sustainability Center. The talks are open to the campus community and the general public.
Alumna Joins BRPD
Jasmine Williams, CJ graduate 2018, has joined the Baton Rouge Police Department.
Alumna Emily McDonald
(Sociology BA 2013, Applied Sociology MS 2015) (current Ph.D. candidate at LSU)
"Co-authors article in major publication, Slate.
Colonel Rod Simmons
US Air Force (Retired)
Director of NSEP for the USAF
March 9, 2020 @ 2:00p.m.
Wednesday from 10-2
Feb. 19, Mar. 18, and Apr 22
Front of Union
Mondays @ 5:30
Fall 2018 meeting Mondays @ 5:00pm Fayard 225
$12 @ Bookstore