The Sociology and Criminal Justice Department at Adrian College offers students the opportunity to major or minor in either of these two exciting disciplines.
Dr. Christie Boxer leads the recently redesigned and enriched Sociology program. This course of study will help you develop and solidify your “sociological imagination.” Through coursework such as sociological theory, stratification and research methods you will learn to understand and apply sociological concepts to the world outside the classroom.
You will study the behavior of, and interaction among groups, organizations, institutions, and nations and learn to analyze how social influences affect different individuals. As a senior you will develop, conduct and present your own research project, deepening your understanding of sociology and its application to the every day world. As a graduate in sociology, you will be well prepared for graduate school or for employment in the many fields of applied sociology
Dr. William Tregea, Prof. Nathan Goetting, and Dr. Cedrick Heraux lead the recently re-designed and enriched undergraduate Criminal Justice Program that includes five additional working professionals teaching evening classes. The Criminal Justice degree offers you a set of Core courses, and three pre-professional Tracks to prepare you for work in 1) Law Enforcement 2) Corrections and Rehabilitation 3) Law and the Judiciary.
It is possible to complete two tracks as part of the major. A rigorous research methods course, internship experience and capstone senior research project also prepares criminal justice students for graduate school or entry into the field.
Adrian College also offers a Master of Arts Degree program in Criminal Justice. This program will provide more advanced academic training to students interested in pursuing a criminal justice profession or doctoral-level degree. Courses will be offered in several content areas, including: criminal justice policy, criminology, homeland security, policing, organizational management, and the legal system.