Student Advisement

Student Advisement





1. How to use AdvisorTrac:

2. How to find the bulletin:

3. What happens when you go see an advisor:




Click on and download the relevant advisement worksheet before meeting with a faculty advisor:




Note  AdvisorTrac is managed by the Academic Advisement Center. For help with AdvisorTrac, please email:

Students may make a one-on-one meeting with a faculty advisor using AdvisorTrac. Look for open appointments within the Sociology Department. Please bring your unofficial transcript and, ahead of time, peruse the College Bulletin to familiarize yourself with the major requirements before meeting with an advisor.

You will need your John Jay email user ID (firstname.lastname) and email password to log in to AdvisorTrac:

  1. Go to AdvisorTrac, or click on the AdvisorTrac link from the Academic Advisement Home Page.
  2. Log on to the Welcome Screen by entering your John Jay Email Username (firstname.lastname)
  3. Enter your password (the same as your John Jay Email password).
  4. To schedule an appointment click “Search Availability” at the top of the page.
  5. In the drop-down box choose “ Sociology Department” as your Center.
  6. Click the “Search” button and when the Search Results page appears, you can view the available appointments. (Leaving the search options set to their default will provide you with the most available appointments.)
  7. Click on a time slot that works with your schedule.
  8. Save the appointment after selecting a REASON.
  9. The Main Menu/Welcome page will appear and show the appointment you have scheduled.
Syllabi for Sociology and Criminology Courses

Sample course syllabi can be found here.

Honors Concentration in Criminology 

Students with a cumulative 3.5 grade point average and have taken both STA 250 and SSC 325, and take a two-semester sequenced research internship (Soc 430-431) under the supervision of a full-time Sociology professor are eligible for an Honors Concentration in Criminology. Research internships are available in areas of studies that match faculty expertise--gang, immigration and crime studies, domestic violence, drug, prison studies, white-collar and corporate crime, victimization, and other areas. Contact the Faculty or Staff Advisors listed above.

Alex Smith Award for Excellence in Criminology 

In honor of Alex Smith, an esteemed professor emeritus, the Alex Smith Award for Excellence in Criminology is given to the outstanding graduating criminology major. 

Career Suggestions 

The criminology major offers students an interesting way to link academic work in college with potential careers in criminal justice, including police, probation, parole, corrections, courts, victims and juvenile service agencies and security in the private and public sectors. In addition to careers related to criminal justice, the criminology major, as a liberal arts major, is an excellent choice for individuals unsure about their career interests, who have interests outside criminal justice, or are thinking about graduate school or law school. Criminology majors are able to pursue the same range of careers in business or public service as students, who major in fields such as psychology, sociology or anthropology. 

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