Sociology & Criminal Justice Student Opportunities

  • Explore the Possibilities

    In our Sociology and Criminal Justice programs, you will have plenty of opportunities in the classroom and beyond. Below are just a few of the opportunities waiting for you as a future Saint Francis student.

  • Hands-on Undergraduate Work

    Sociology / Criminal Justice Club with K-9 dog

    We encourage our students to get their hands dirty in research. Recently, our students have completed the following independent research projects:

    • Interviews with Polish nationals about their views of the Holocaust
    • Surveys with Chinese citizens and U.S. citizens on their moral values
    • Surveys among college students on how they perceive the sexuality of athletes in different sports
    • Interviews with local law enforcement officials investigating the processes by which law enforcement departments chose their weapons protocol

    In the past, students have had the opportunity to publish with faculty and work as paid research assistants.

    Criminal justice majors take classes with experienced criminal justice professionals from the community, and each criminal justice major completes an internship.

    Our majors also have a chance to contribute to the success of the department through work study.

  • Sociology/Criminal Justice Club

    Sociology / Criminal Justice Club member cutting cake Sociology Criminal Justice Club dinner

    As an Saint Francis student, you will have the opportunity to join the Sociology/Criminal Justice Club. This growing club offers an important outlet for increasing awareness and respect for Sociology and Criminal Justice on campus.  The club also offers socialization and entertainment among students.

  • Internships and Networking

    Usually during their senior year, each criminal justice major completes an internship as a capstone experience. In the past, students have completed internships with the local police departments, local sheriff departments, SFU campus police, probation departments, victim services, juvenile justice organizations, and among many others, district attorney offices and private attorney offices.

    Sociology majors can also earn up to 15 credits for completing an internship during their junior or senior year. Most complete their internships locally.

    However, both sociology and criminal justice majors are eligible to participate in our internship program that offers internships in major U.S. cities at prestigious organizations. The Sociology Internship Program provides students with an all-inclusive opportunity to gain valuable career exposure while experiencing both personal & professional growth in a major city and industry of their choice. We provide students with an internship, safe housing with 24/7 support staff, and a meal plan.

    Whatever your major or goals, we have internships for you! We have internships at places such as Warner Brothers, Gucci, CBS, NBC, ING Financial, Epitaph Records, Sephora, and Merrill Lynch. To learn more about the program, meet with Teelyn Mauney or email her at tmauney@francis.edu.

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