The concentration in criminology in the nationally-ranked sociology graduate program is designed to provide students with a sociological understanding of criminal and deviant behavior. Students in our program study crime and justice as sociological phenomena, not as isolated issues that can be separated from the understanding of social structure and culture.
The graduate concentration also includes a strong foundation in research methods, data analysis, and theory essential for students interested in careers in the administration of justice or those who intend to pursue further study at the PhD level.
- The sociology master’s program at UNC Greensboro has been ranked among the top 45 in the nation (no. 38) and the best such program with a criminology focus by Intelligent.com.
- The faculty is comprised of leading experts in areas such as feminist criminology, African American/Black criminology, peacemaking criminology, and crimes of the powerful.
- UNCG’s sociology faculty received a #1 ranking in books published among institutional peers, according to Academic Analytics.
- The program prepares students for further study in particular at the PhD level, for research and administrative positions in public or private organizations, and for teaching sociology in a variety of settings.
THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE
- Sociology coursework focuses on providing students with a strong foundation in research methods, data analysis, and theory.
- A six-credit internship is built into the Sociology curriculum for students to further their knowledge of their desired field. The program prepares students for further study, for research and administrative positions in public or private organizations, and for teaching sociology in a variety of settings.
- Careers include criminal justice occupations, social services, research, and teaching.
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Degree Type: Master's
College/School: College of Arts and Sciences
Program Type: Majors & Concentrations
Class Type: In Person
Dr. Sarah Daynes
Graduate Program Director
Department of Sociology