COLLEGE: College of Arts and Sciences
DEPARTMENT: Department of Sociology
215 Merrill Hall
Official transcript(s), 3.2 GPA, GRE, goal statement and three letters of recommendation (preferably academic).
Requirements for the degree are 33 semester hours. These requirements include 15 hours of required core courses, 12 hours of electives, and 6 hours of thesis, internship and research paper, or an additional course and research.
DISSERTATION: Students have three options for the final culminating research requirement. The first option is the thesis requirement. The second option is an internship and research paper. The third option is to complete one additional elective course and write a research paper.
If a student chooses the thesis option, the thesis topic must be approved by the student’s thesis committee. A completed thesis must show evidence of original research and meet the standards set by the university.
If a student chooses the internship and research option, the internship arrangements can be made with a wide variety of juvenile and adult federal, state and county justice agencies. Students must also write a monograph over the internship experience. In addition to the internship, the student must complete an original research paper and oral examination on the research paper.
If a student chooses the additional elective course and research paper, the student can select any 60000-level course, except JUS 66796 Individual Investigation. The student must also complete an original research paper and oral examination on the research paper.
PROGRAM FEE: None