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The Department of Sociology, Criminology, and Criminal Justice at Shepherd University has a long and rich tradition of preparing students for employment in academic, governmental, non-profit, and law-enforcement organizations. The department is made up of four full-time faculty who are dedicated to undergraduate teaching excellence and preparing students for success in careers and personal endeavors. Our diverse, experienced adjunct faculty also support the department’s majors, concentrations, and minors.  We offer two majors (both with two concentrations), as well as three minors.

B.A. in Criminal Justice
Law Enforcement and Administration

B.S. in Sociology
Culture and Society

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Complete information about our degree programs, as well as information about careers, can be found in the SCCJ Reference Guide.

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Upcoming Criminal Justice Lecture Series Speaker
Wednesday, March 23rd | 1:10-2 p.m.

Morris F. McAdoo, Attorney

“The Legal Profession and the Many Opportunities for Public Service”

Please join the Department of Sociology, Criminology, and Criminal Justice as we welcome our third Lecture Series guest for the Spring, Attorney Morris F. McAdoo.  As a litigation attorney who practices in State and Federal courts, Attorney McAdoo will speak about his path as a litigator and his diverse experience in various practices in the legal profession. In my talk, I will discuss the many paths within the legal field and my experiences as a trial court lawyer. I will also discuss how my life experience, education, and personal values support my ongoing goal of working to support justice, diversity, and public service through the U.S. Legal System.

The department is part of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS).