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Sociology & Criminal Justice

Millikin University’s Sociology & Criminal Justice Department will develop your understanding of how people interact with each other and with the institutions around them. This interdisciplinary program will provide versatile skills, including critical thinking, problem-solving and diverse experiences to fit your chosen career path. 

  • ProspectiveStudents

    Millikin’s Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice offers two highly compatible majors that will prepare you for professional careers in social service, counseling, advocacy, government, public policy, crime and corrections, law and law enforcement, social science research, teaching, or graduate studies.

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  • Programs of Study

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      Criminal Justice Major

      A major in Criminal Justice offers a broad and theoretical view of the criminal justice process, including sociological and political factors related to crime and criminal justice, and prepare students for varied careers in criminal justice through specific coursework in these fields.
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      Criminal Justice Minor

      The minor in Criminal Justice at Millikin University is intended to expose students to a wide range of criminology theory, concepts, and ideas.
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      Criminal Justice Certificate

      The criminal justice minor has been a very popular option for all Millikin students, including several Flexible Learning students.
    • Sociology Major

      Sociology Major

      A major in sociology provides the student with an understanding of the social causes of human behavior, as well as a familiarity with the basic processes of social life, emphasizing effects of social stratification and social global issues.
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      Sociology Minor

      A minor in sociology provides the student with an interdisciplinary curriculum for several majors at Millikin and is intended to compliment a student's academic profile.
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    Keyria Rodgers, director of Millikin University's Criminal Justice Department and instructor of criminal justice, shares her thoughts on the Decatur Peace Summit Series and how the Peace Summit is meant to be an ongoing effort to benefit the Decatur community.