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Appalachian State University, USA, Boone

Sociology - Criminology, Deviance and Law, B.Sc.

  • Sociology - Criminology, Deviance and Law, B.Sc.
  • Full-time
  • Duration : 4 years

Student Type

Indicative Fees

AUD 8,968

Study mode

On Campus


Course Highlights

Sociologists observe, describe, explain and predict human social behavior. The Sociology (BS) - Criminology, Deviance and Law degree at Appalachian State University focuses on the causes of crime and society's responses to criminal behavior and the criminal justice system, as well as what causes behavior to be defined as criminal and the various types of criminal behavior.

Career Opportunities

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Course Overview

Most students use this concentration to enter law school, work in law enforcement or the criminal justice system, or to become service providers in a number of court-related programs. Students who choose this concentration will need strong communication skills, as their careers will demand face-to-face interaction, as well as the ability to maintain case notes and written reports. In your studies, you will develop the ability to write and speak well, analyze social situations and develop various solutions, and work with diverse groups effectively. Employment: Graduates have the skills necessary to pursue entry-level career opportunities in adult/juvenile probation and parole, public/private detention or confinement facilities, and community-based restorative justice programs. Recent employers include a number of North Carolina police departments and sheriff's offices, probation offices, correctional facilities, sexual assault and domestic violence shelters, and other non-profit organizations.


Programme Structure Students are required to complete 30 hours of core sociology classes including: Social Deviance Criminology Sociological Theory Corrections or Sociology of Law Options include: Law courses The Addictive Process Philosophy, Society, and Ethics Psychology of Personality Punishment in American Society Women in the Justice System American Social Welfare System



Academic Entry Requirement

Academic Requirements Submit a complete application prior to the notification period deadline. A complete application includes the following items: A completed online application; A non-refundable application fee of $55. Appalachian accepts Official Application Fee Waivers from the College Board, ACT and National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC). For questions about fee waivers please contact your High School College Counselor; Official copy of high school transcripts that includes grades 9 to 12; Official test scores (either SAT or ACT); Official college transcripts submitted directly to Appalachian from each previously attended institution; (this is especially important for students from Early College and Middle College schools) or Additional information requested, upon submission of your application, by the Office of Admissions.

English Entry Requirement


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