Student Advisement

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The College Bulletin also known as the College Catalog  college bulletin

Spring 24 Advisors (Available: January 25 - May 15th)

Fall 2023 Advisors (Available: August 25 – December 20, 2023)                                                                            

No Advisers during-12/21 - 1/24/24 Contact: Chair Robert Garot- or Admin. Alisa Thomas-       Questions NOT related to Sociology, Criminology or Dispute Resolution please contact   The John Jay Academic Advisement Center.

Criminology & Sociology Advisors

A-L = Prof. Liza Steele

If your last name begins with the letter A through letter L, then please make an appointment with Prof. Liza Steele. 
You can make an appointment using Calendly.

M-Z = Prof. Antonio (Jay) Pastrana, Jr.

If your last name begins with the letter M through letter Z, then please make an appointment with Professor (Jay) Pastrana Jr.
Log in to the EAB Navigate platform to make an appointment.

Dispute Resolution Advisor

Prof. Maria Volpe-

Major Worksheets

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AKD-International Sociology Honor Society: 

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Honors Concentration in Criminology 

Students with a cumulative 3.5 grade point average and have taken both STA 250 and SSC 325, and take a two-semester sequenced research internship (Soc 430-431) under the supervision of a full-time Sociology professor are eligible for an Honors Concentration in Criminology. Research internships are available in areas of studies that match faculty expertise--gang, immigration and crime studies, domestic violence, drug, prison studies, white-collar and corporate crime, victimization, and other areas. Contact the Faculty or Staff Advisors listed above.

Alex Smith Award for Excellence in Criminology 

In honor of Alex Smith, an esteemed professor emeritus, the Alex Smith Award for Excellence in Criminology is given to the outstanding graduating criminology major. 

Career Suggestions 

The criminology major offers students an interesting way to link academic work in college with potential careers in criminal justice, including police, probation, parole, corrections, courts, victims and juvenile service agencies and security in the private and public sectors. In addition to careers related to criminal justice, the criminology major, as a liberal arts major, is an excellent choice for individuals unsure about their career interests, who have interests outside criminal justice, or are thinking about graduate school or law school. Criminology majors are able to pursue the same range of careers in business or public service as students, who major in fields such as psychology, sociology or anthropology. 

Online Writing Resources

Law School Advisement

Fellowships / Scholarships 


Criminology  Club Flyer
Criminology Club

We are always looking for curious and creative students to participate and contribute to the Criminology Club!

If you are interested in being a member, contact Florian Griese ( or Professor Yolanda Ortiz (