Although I have taken many courses that apply to my concentration, I have not yet earned a formal degree in any field. At the University of Southern Colorado I completed such courses as The Criminal Justice System, Criminology, Penology, Delinquency and Juvenile Justice, Victimology, Correctional Administration and Political Sociology among others; these courses were all in the sociology department, illustrating my belief in the deep connection between crime and socio-economic and cultural forces.
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sociology are inseparable, and this justifies my choice of a combined sociology and criminal justice program. It also represents the main reason I am excited to pursue an Individualized Studies Program that combines Criminal Justice and Sociology.
After researching several colleges, I am convinced that Charter Oak State College offers the best program for me to achieve my goal. The College's own stated goal to "help adults achieve career success and personal fulfillment" matches my needs and desires. I need this degree so that