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Sociology / Criminology and Justice, Bachelor of Arts / Master of Arts

St. John's University Student
144 Credits
St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Queens Campus, Staten Island Campus

Overview

The combined baccalaureate and master’s program in sociology and criminology and justice is designed to provide highly-motivated students with the opportunity to complete their undergraduate and graduate degrees in five years of full-time study.

Students in the program may elect a thesis or non-thesis option. Those in the thesis track matriculate for a total of 144 credits (30 on the graduate level), including six credits of CRM 900 (Master’s Research). Those electing the non-thesis option complete a total of 147 credits (33 on the graduate level).

After completion of the requirements for the B.A., students enroll full time in graduate courses for the fifth year of the combined degree program. For specific program requirements, please contact the department chair.

Department Contact

Roberta Villalon, Ph.D., Chair
Sociology and Anthropology
St. John Hall 444L
718-990-5663
villalor@stjohns.edu

 

Admission

Please see the requirement chart for the academic progression criteria in this dual degree program.

Students should apply for admission to the combined BA/MA program during the second semester of their sophomore year, in consultation with the department chair. Qualifying students have completed at least 60 credits of undergraduate work with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 and at least 12 credits of sociology courses with an index of 3.5. Students are expected to maintain grades commensurate with the requirements for entry into this combined degree program while matriculated.

Dean Contacts

Laura Schramm, Ph.D., Associate Dean
St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
St. John Hall 145
schramml@stjohns.edu

Molly Mann, M.L.S., Assistant Dean
St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
St. John Hall 145
718-990-1443
mannm2@stjohns.edu

 

Career Outcomes

Our graduates have pursued careers in a wide variety of areas related to crime and justice. Recent alumni hold positions at:

  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Drug Enforcement Administration
  • Social Security Administration
  • New York City Department of Investigations
  • New York City Department of Education
  • New York City Department of Juvenile Justice
  • New York City Department of Mental Health
  • NYPD

The program also benefits research-oriented students, many of whom have continued their education in law school and in doctoral programs in criminology and related social sciences.