Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice-Old Dominion University

5115 Hampton Blvd
Norfolk VA  23529

Phone: (757) 683-3791

Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice-Old Dominion University

With 19 faculty members of diverse interests and backgrounds, the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice offers its students a great opportunity to develop a strong background in the areas of sociology and criminal justice. The Department offers a wide variety of courses in anthropology, criminal justice, sociology and social welfare.
Undergraduate students may earn a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science with a major in sociology, sociology with an emphasis in social welfare, or criminal justice. Students may also double major, earning a Bachelors with majors in sociology and criminal justice with just three more classes above the sociology major and criminal justice minor or criminal justice major and sociology minor.

Masters of Sociology.
The M.A. degree may serve as professional training for students seeking employment in federal, state, and local government agencies or in private-sector organizations. In addition, the M.A. program provides excellent academic training in the fundamentals of sociology for students who wish to pursue a Ph.D. in the social sciences. The program provides students with training in theory and methods, as well as opportunities to participate in three areas of specialization: general sociology, criminal justice, and women's studies.
All students must complete 36 hours of course work including five required core courses (15 credit hours) in approximately the following order: SOC 610, 620, 630, 640, and 650. Each student must complete a thesis (six credit hours), which will be supervised by a faculty committee
Dianne C. Carmody, Ph.D.
Old Dominion University
Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
Norfolk, VA 23529
(757) 683-3935
FAX: (757) 683-5634
dcarmody@odu.edu

PhD. in Criminology.
The PhD in Criminology and Criminal Justice is a sociological criminology program that highlights social inequality and public policy in the study of crime and justice issues. The program produces scholars with strong backgrounds in the substantive areas of criminology, criminal justice, theory, inequality and policy as well as in research methods and statistics. Designed primarily for students who are interested in pursuing careers in higher education, the course offerings also provide students the education and skills needed to be employed as researchers in public and private agencies. Graduates are prepared as scholars able to conduct research, teach college and university courses in their areas of specialization, and to provide service to the discipline and community.

All students must complete 48 hours of course work at the post master's level. These hours include 12 hours of core courses, 12 hours of research skills courses, 12 hours of elective courses, and 12 hours of dissertation-related credits. Students must also pass comprehensive exams and complete a dissertation.
For more information on admissions or program requirements please click on the appropriate link or contact the Criminology and Criminal Justice Doctoral Program:

Dawn L. Rothe, Ph.D.
Old Dominion University
Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
Norfolk, VA 23529
(757) 683-3935
FAX: (757) 683-5634
drothe@odu.edu




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