Beginning Fall 2017
, the M.A. in Justice Studies is a program designed for students interested in earning an advanced degree to support their employment in justice and social services fields, including social and human services agencies, law enforcement, non-profit organizations, and non-governmental agencies focused on justice issues, as well as to prepare for further advanced study in criminology, sociology, or related fields.
Welcome to the Department of Sociology at Rhode Island College. We invite students to explore the three programs administered by us. The Sociology Department houses the Sociology major/minor, the multidisciplinary Justice Studies Program (that leads to a major or minor), and the multidisciplinary Gerontology Program (that leads to a minor or certificate). Because of considerable overlap in course requirements across the Sociology, Justice Studies, and Gerontology curricula, many students are able to pursue a double major or combine a major in one program with a minor in another.