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

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


The dual 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 dual 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
[email protected]



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


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.