Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Arts
The Department of Sociology has newly renovated facilities, supportive faculty, semester-long internships in a community agency specializing either in human services or criminal justice. These internships are specifically designed to provide marketable skills and experiences that enhance employment and graduate school possibilities.
The Annual Undergraduate Sociology Conference gives students the opportunity to present semester long research projects.
SOC 245: Criminology (3 hours)
This course is an introduction to the field of criminology with special emphasis on theories of crime, kinds of criminals, victimology, and the criminal justice system. Special topics examined include gangs, white collar crimes, property crimes, victimless crimes, and organized crime.
SOC 251: Social Problems (3 hours)
This course is designed to provide the student with a survey of selected contemporary social problems. Social problems addressed in the class may include poverty, addiction and substance abuse, mental health, violence with a focus on family violence, crime, teen sexuality and pregnancy, and health care issues. The causes, severity, and consequences of the selected social problems are explored. In addition, strategies for alleviating social problems are presented.
I am proud to be a member of the Colorado State Patrol because I love my job. It is ever evolving and impactful. Each day I go to work, I know I will have the opportunity to save lives and even impact the criminal element.
I love helping people. It is really rewarding. I can make my own schedule and determine when I’ll see my clients. I’m the one developing my clients’ treatment plans. I link my clients to community resources, so I’m in the community all day. There’s never a dull day.
I give kids a voice. In certain situations, they are too afraid to speak up about what’s going on, or they are trying to get out of a bad situation, involving when they are being abused or neglected, but they don’t know how.