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BA in Sociology - Criminal Justice Specialization Northern State University


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Sociologists attempt to understand the forces that mold individuals, shape behavior, and determine social events.

NSU’s sociology program includes emphases on criminal justice or human services to help prepare you for many different jobs in fields such as law, law enforcement, social welfare, business administration, education, communications, and advocacy.

Pursuing a sociology degree from NSU, you'll learn:

• The ability to write and speak well;

• Computer literacy and familiarity with data entry and analysis;

• Cross-cultural understanding and the ability to interact with people from diverse backgrounds;

• Interpersonal skills with an emphasis on leadership; and

• Research skills to analyze and synthesize information.

Our low faculty-to-student ratio means individualized attention for students inside and outside of the classroom.


NSU's sociology degree with criminal justice specialization includes courses that focus on criminology, policing, law enforcement and corrections. In this program, you'll take an in-depth look at criminal justice institutions and procedures, criminal conduct in society, and theories of crime, justice, laws, corrections systems and more.


Sociology majors with a bachelor's degree work in a variety of occupations - many as social workers, administrators, protective service workers and nonprofit or government workers; and in other service, managerial and management-related occupations.

Potential jobs include law, policing, social welfare, business administration, education, communications, advocacy, community organizers and activists, human services, probation officers and correctional treatment specialists, sociologists and public interest advocates.

Many sociology majors go on to earn master's degrees in social work, psychology, counseling or business. A master's degree is typically required for social work positions in health and school settings and for clinical work. Learn more at NSU Graduate Studies.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study BA in Sociology - Criminal Justice Specialization.

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees

USD $35,090.70 for the entire course


26 Aug, 13 Jan


College of Arts and Sciences

Technology Center 358,

1200 South Jay Street,


South Dakota,

57401, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Students are required to complete International qualification equivalent to US high school.

International students may take an English language or academic proficiency test: TOEFL IBT (61-70 or above) / TOEFL PBT (525 or above) / IELTS (5.5 or above) / SAT (960 or above).

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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