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    Sociology, Social Work and Criminology

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Phone: 606.783.2656
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Dr. Latonya Hesterberg, Interim Department Chair

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Criminology is a growing field with numerous employment opportunities at local, state and federal levels.

This program focuses on understanding the causes of crime and the structure and operations of the criminal justice system.

Coursework opportunities include:

  • Global crime and terrorism
  • Working with offenders
  • Police culture

Consider minoring in Chemical Dependency Counseling. The minor provides additional preparation for students pursuing a career in the substance abuse field and complements degrees in social work and criminology.

Career Opportunities

When you graduate, you will be prepared to pursue a wide array of careers, including work in:

  • Community treatment centers
  • Corrections
  • Court administration
  • Federal criminal justice administration
  • Homeland security
  • Juvenile justice
  • Law
  • Law enforcement
  • Public defenders offices
  • Substance abuse counseling

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Schedule a campus visit and apply to MSU today.

Learn more about our Criminology program.

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