Sociology & Criminal Justice  
Students Reflect on Justice Studies Major

"My time at Oklahoma City University has been more than an education due to the Justice Studies/Sociology department. I was fostered as a true professional throughout my time here at this university. I feel more than confident about continuing on into law school and, ultimately, my career. The professors all pushed me to be the best student I was capable of, all the while developing my character holistically. It has been great to be a student of this department and look forward to utilizing my skills often."
– Spring 2012 Graduate, Karen Aguilar

"I graduated with my B.S. in OCU Justice Studies, I didn't realize how prepared I was for graduate school until half way through the semester and I realized how much my undergraduate education really prepared me for analysis and evaluation in graduate courses. – Fall 2011 Graduate

"The faculty at OCU in the Justice Studies department does a phenomenal job at caring for students and their needs and working well with them to prepare for furthering education and future job opportunities."  Derek Peperas 2012 Graduate, now student in M.A. in Applied Sociology-Nonprofit Leadership

Current Student Testimonial

Criminology is the most interesting degree to try because of the things you learn from classroom discussions and current events more than you do a textbook. The professionals in the area are brought in have real life experiences that are very engaging and give you enough insight to see where you will fit in the field. Justice studies as a whole encompasses a variety of angles that keep you constantly craving more information about how you can impact society. 

I enjoyed visiting the women’s prison, working downtown at the district attorney’s office, and working on research projects on campus and in Oklahoma city to enhance my justice studies experience. the professors are also willing to help you get more out of your experience when you decide what career you are interested in going into.  

Beatrize Martinez President | Student Government Association Office: 405-208-5221 Email:

Student Testimonial

Criminal justice has been the perfect degree program for me. As the captain of the women's soccer team, my schedule and time is limited but the professors have gone above and beyond to work with me because they truly care and want to see us succeed. 

-Allie Glazner, Sociology junior


The MVP of our Women's Basketball Championship Team

OCU is an awesome school because of the environment and the people . I'm not from here, but the students, the staff and the administration make me feel so welcomed. I love my major and the professors that teach! 

Go OCUStars and the Justice Studies Administration. 

-Yvonte Neal, senior

Soccer Player from Israel

The CJ program is awesome because of the personal treatment from the instructors.  Coming from a different country, it was hard to adjust to a different language, but the instructors were very understanding and helpful.

-Keren Sharabi, senior