Through the minor in criminology, law and society, students develop knowledge of the principles, institutions, and practices of the systems for administering justice. It provides a solid foundation for students seeking to supplement their major area of study, to develop knowledge and skills needed for justice-related occupations, or to lay the foundation for possible law school or graduate study in the justice field. Students obtain an overview of the justice system and develop advanced knowledge of selected features of the justice system.
Students should plan their course of study with a criminology, law and society advisor assigned by the program. The minor must be approved by the director before graduation.
All students have opportunities to
- conduct independent research
- engage in globally-related activities through coursework and language study at Mason and abroad
- participate in many forms of public service
- prepare for their future careers through internships, career-focused minors and other college-to-career activities