The Sociology Department of John Jay College has a distinguished faculty of internationally known scholars in sociology, criminology, dispute resolution, and related areas and offers outstanding academic programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The department’s wide array of foundational, specialized, and interdisciplinary courses encourage students to develop a sociological understanding of the nature and structure of society and its institutions.
The Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
provides students with a comprehensive understanding of sociological theories and methodologies, as well as the research and analytical skills they need to work in and contribute to today's globally interconnected world. The major focuses on the globalized nature of our society and the intensification of inequalities and related demands for social justice. The Bachelor of Arts in Criminology
provides students with both traditional and groundbreaking theoretical and empirical understandings of crime – including its causes and consequences and how it is defined and processed.
Members of the faculty also teach in the Sociology and Criminal Justice Doctoral Programs
of the City University of New York (CUNY). Plans are currently underway to create a Master’s Degree in Criminology.