M.A. in Sociology (Criminology Concentration)
The goal of criminology is to create a body of knowledge about crime - how it is defined, patterned, and controlled. You can join members of the sociology faculty in original research projects and internships that focus on these issues. Study who is most likely to be an offender or a victim of a violent crime, or to be revictimized. Discover the appeal of a gang to an adolescent. Learn what a viable criminal defense is and how often the innocent are convicted. In the criminology concentration you can:
- Prepare for a career in law enforcement, legal processing of criminal and civil cases, corrections, alternatives to incarceration, crime prevention and intervention.
- Study closely with recognized experts.
- Choose from two program options. Thesis Option (30 hours). Prepare for work on the doctorate, for community college teaching or for research in academic or applied settings. Non- Thesis Option With Internship (36 hours). Obtain real-world experience to complement undergraduate degree credentials or enhance opportunities for advancement in a current career in criminal justice.
- Fit the program to your life style by scheduling evening classes to accommodate your employment obligations
"My experience with the UNCG Sociology Master's program has been truly rewarding. Not only was I encouraged to explore new educational and research avenues by the faculty, I had their full support and enthusiasm. I have impressed employers with my educational accomplishments . . . . I feel lucky to have chosen UNCG and the Sociology Department to further my education.