What will I learn?

Sociology and Criminology majors are trained to empirically examine human behavior and social interaction. This perspective, known as the “sociological imagination,” applies across a broad range of fields because it encourages students to recognize how other individuals, groups, institutions, and international circumstances influence how people think, act, and behave. Gonzaga Sociology and Criminology graduates plan to pursue a wide variety of careers in fields such as public health, social policy, data analysis, urban planning, law, education, counseling, and social work.

The Criminology program introduces students to sociological perspectives on the causes, consequences, and control of criminal behavior. Coursework focuses on the development and organization of criminal justice institutions, especially the police, courts, and corrections. The program fosters a commitment to social justice and the common good as students develop a sociological imagination and learn to critically consume information, theorize social contexts, create new knowledge, and communicate with and for others. In addition to providing opportunities for academic research and analysis, students gain the knowledge base and skills for pursuing careers in criminal justice institutions and related policy and non-profit fields.

Criminology course work focuses on the development and organization of criminal justice institutions, especially the police, courts, and corrections. Students examine pressing social issues such as: • Mass incarceration • Prisoner re-entry • Racial profiling

OUTCOMES

Gonzaga Sociology and Criminology graduates pursue a wide variety of careers in fields such as public health, social policy, data analysis, urban planning, law, law enforcement, education, counseling, and social work. Prior to entering the workforce or attending graduate school, students often volunteer in humanitarian and nonprofit organizations such as AmeriCorps, the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, and the Peace Corps.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (128 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$48,990.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected July, December 2022

Start date

Expected January, August 2022

Venue

College of Arts and Sciences

502 East Boone Avenue,

SPOKANE,

Washington,

99258, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

As an applicant for admission, you are expected to graduate from an accredited high school with a college preparatory curriculum.

For international students

As an applicant for admission, you are expected to graduate from an accredited high school with a college preparatory curriculum.

iBT / TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) iBT: 80+

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) 6.5+

PTE (Pearson Test of English) 56+

TOEIC 695
iTEP Academic Plus 4.5+

Application Deadline

Fall: July 1; Spring: December 7

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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