Earn a dual degree in five years
You’re passionate about criminal justice issues in society and think you want to major in sociology, but have you thought about what comes next? If you want to work in public service or law enforcement organizations, you can put your career on the fast track by earning a graduate degree, too. And you can earn a dual bachelor’s/master’s degree through Suffolk’s accelerated program.
This dual degree program is open to Sociology majors enrolled in the Crime & Justice concentration. You’ll take two graduate-level courses in your senior year and then complete your graduate studies in a fifth year (full-time) – saving both time and tuition.
Your graduate courses will enhance the knowledge and skills you gained as an undergraduate. You’ll be able to explore the field of Crime & Justice more deeply, with a concentration in Victim Advocacy or Youth, Crime, & Justice. And you’ll also get firsthand experience in the field with our internship courses.
Learn more about the undergraduate degree and the graduate program.
This program provides an accelerated path for exceptional undergraduate Sociology majors in the Crime & Justice concentration to obtain a Master’s degree in Crime & Justice Studies.
This program allows admitted students to complete two master’s-level courses during their senior year, which will fulfill requirements for the completion of the dual Bachelor’s/Master’s degree.
Upon successful completion of all of the degree requirements, a student will receive a dual Bachelor’s and Master’s degree. The exact degree will be awarded based on the specific undergraduate program the student completes. A student may permanently exit the dual degree program and opt to graduate with a Bachelor’s degree if all the requirements for a Bachelor’s degree have been met. In this case, the graduate courses taken in the senior year will be counted as 4-credit courses applied toward the undergraduate degree requirements.