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Criminal Justice / Sociology, Bachelor of Science / Master of Arts

Sociology and Anthropology


To understand the complex and increasingly global nature of crime and criminal organizations, law enforcement agencies look to hire highly-trained professionals with advanced research and analytical skills. The combined Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Master of Arts (M.A.) program in Criminal Justice and Sociology will allow you to develop these valuable skills and complete both degrees in just five years of full-time study.

While still working toward your undergraduate Criminal Justice degree, you’ll enroll in four approved graduate courses in Sociology. These courses will still apply to your bachelor’s degree if for any reason you do not wish to continue at the master’s level after four years.

Dean Contacts

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Graduate Division
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College of Professional Studies, Undergraduate Division

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

Current St. John’s University undergraduates interested in applying to a combined degree program or pathway should consult the appropriate Director of Graduate Studies and their undergraduate academic Dean.

Career Outcomes

In the B.S./M.A. program in Criminal Justice and Sociology, you learn both the structure and practices of the criminal justice system and how to collect, analyze, dual interpret data related to crime patterns, causes, and solutions. Your combined studies will allow you to have an impact on global and local crime rates, as well as practices within the criminal justice system related to the treatment of offenders. The knowledge and skills you’ll gain through the program will allow you to advance in careers related to law enforcement, computer crime, international crime, organized crime, social justice, and the legal system.