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Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice:: Welcome

Making a Difference

As a student of sociology and criminal justice you can expect to develop the insights of the sociological perspective as you become familiar with theoretical analysis of the social world. You will learn how to better understand the structures and patterns upon which everyday life rests, to understand the interplay between individual choices and social constraint, to interpret events from multiple perspectives, and to examine social arrangements critically. In short you will learn how to make a difference in their lives and in the lives of others!

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Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice:: Explore Our Programs

Explore Our Programs

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Applied Criminology (MS)

The entirely online Master of Science in Applied Criminology degree meets the needs of traditional students preparing to embark on new careers, as well as those currently working in the criminal justice field and those wishing to pursue professional advancement..

Where It Is Offered Online
Duration

18 Months

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery 100% Online
Total Credit Hours

36 Hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Criminal Justice (BACJ/BSCJ)

The broad field major in criminal justice is designed for students who wish to receive the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. The curriculum has a multi-disciplinary foundation, is social science oriented, is academic in content and emphasizes the development of knowledge and skills essential for a broad understanding of the criminal justice system. The objective of the major is to prepare you for entry-level positions in law enforcement, juvenile justice, courts, community-based corrections, institutional corrections and other related fields.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Corsicana (Navarro College)
Duration

4 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Combination, Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

120 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Criminal Justice Management Graduate Certificate

This certificate is designed to attract student practitioners seeking to advance within the decision-making and leadership roles within their field. The courses in this plan focus on management and policy issues. This certificate is ideal for you if you wish to specialize in management issues, such as evaluating, planning, organizing, staffing, directing, coordinating, reporting and budgeting.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Online
Duration

1 Year

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery 100% Online
Total Credit Hours

12 Hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Criminal Justice Studies Graduate Certificate

If you are seeking to gain general knowledge in the field, whether you are new to concepts in criminal justice or are currently working in the criminal justice field, this might be the best fit for you. The flexibility of this certificate allows for a great deal of latitude in customizing courses to suit individual professional interests.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Online
Duration

1 Year

Foreign Language

No foreign language requirements

Delivery 100% Online
Total Credit Hours

12 Hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Homeland Security Graduate Certificate

This certificate is designed to attract members outside traditional criminal justice fields. Through this program, you will gain a broad understanding of homeland security issues while enhancing leadership capabilities among those who currently work in local, state and federal government and others who are interested in gaining greater knowledge about the field of homeland security. This certificate focuses on homeland security concepts, applicable management principles, policy analysis and the enhancement of critical thinking skills necessary to successfully address security challenges within the United States.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Online
Duration

1 to 2 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Online
Total Credit Hours

12 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Sociology (BA/BS)

Sociology (BS) develops your cultural awareness and understanding of human behavior, organizational dynamics, social and people skills, cultural diversity and analytical skills.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Online
Duration

4 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Face-To-Face, Online
Total Credit Hours

120 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Sociology (MS)

The Master’s in Sociology at A&M-Commerce is designed to meet the needs of those pursuing public service careers, community college teaching opportunities, careers in research, administrative careers in both the public and private sectors, as well as preparing students for more advanced graduate work in sociology.

Where It Is Offered Online
Duration

2 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery 100% Online
Total Credit Hours

30 hours

Thesis Requirements

non-thesis only

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Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice:: Welcome from the Department Head

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Welcome from the Department Head

The sociology degree program provides quality learning experiences to equip students with problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, as well as the social, intellectual, and leadership skills that will prepare them for a global and diverse society.

The criminal justice degree program is designed to establish a broad knowledge base of the three components (law enforcement, courts and corrections) of the criminal justice system. We emphasize the application and integration of theoretical knowledge for addressing social justice and critical issues within the context of the criminal justice system.

We would welcome the opportunity to explore degree options with you.

Dr. Elvira White-Lewis
Department Head and Associate Professor
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Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice :: Meet our Faculty and Staff

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Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice:: Contact

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  • P.O. Box 3011
  • Commerce, TX 75429-3011
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