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Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology
College of Liberal Arts


At Jackson State University, our Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology is dedicated to fostering a deep understanding of the intricacies of society, crime, and justice. OUr mission is to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and critical thinking abilities needed to excel in these dynamic fields.

Prospective Students

High school students are encouraged to apply for admission and financial aid in January of their senior year. The earlier applications are received, the earlier students will be notified of admission and financial aid decisions. 

Prospective students interested in enrolling at Jackson State University can visit the Office of Admissions webpage for more information: here


Why Choose Us?

  • Academic Excellence: Our faculty members are experts in their respective fields, delivering high-quality education and mentorship to our students.

  • Research Impact: We are committed to cutting-edge research that addresses contemporary societal challenges, from criminology and criminal justice policy to the sociology of culture and beyond.

  • Diverse Programs: Our department offers a range of undergraduate and graduate programs, allowing students to explore and specialize in areas of their interest.

  • Engaging Faculty: Our professors are not just educators but also active researchers, ensuring that students benefit from the latest developments in the fields of Criminal Justice and Sociology.

  • Real-World Connections: We emphasize the practical application of knowledge, fostering connections between academia and the broader community.


Your Future in Criminal Justice and Sociology Starts Here

Whether you’re an aspiring student, a passionate researcher, or simply curious about the complex issues surrounding society and justice, the Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology at Jackson State University is your gateway to a world of knowledge and exploration.

Join us in this exciting journey of learning and discovery.

What To Expect


Looking for a way to pay for your tenure at Jackson State University? Fear not! We are here to help. Browse Scholarships in our Scholarship Portal to see what you qualify for today.

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For more information, please email us at  We look forward to meeting with you and seeing how our program can help you achieve your goals.



Dollye E. Robinson Building
Jackson State University
1400 John R. Lynch Street
Jackson, MS 39217


Phone: 601-979-2031