Oklahoma State University - Tulsa
Oklahoma State University - Tulsa

Careers in Law, Crime, Forensics and Social Justice

Interested in a career in law, crime, forensics or social justice? OSU-Tulsa has programs and coursework to help you earn a bachelor’s degree to get started in these growing career fields.

Select programs at OSU-Tulsa establish a foundation in the study of human beings in a social context, the dynamics of interpersonal interaction and relationships, global societies’ composition and global interrelationships. You will gain a strong background in research methods, class, race, religion, ethnicity and gender, in addition to a historical insight into some of the world’s most influential thinkers.

Options are available with emphasis on law, crime, social justice and social services. Additionally, our programs can prepare you to pursue graduate studies in forensic psychology through the OSU Center for Health Sciences.

Course Highlights

Forensic Sciences students
  • Comparative Perspectives of Criminal Justice Systems
  • Criminal Behavior Analysis
  • Criminalistics: Introduction to Forensic Sciences
  • Criminology
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Sociology of Law and Legal Institutions
  • Sociology of Punishment

Career Opportunities

  • Social Service
  • Education
  • Criminal Justice
  • Business
  • Government Agencies
  • Gerontology
  • Child Welfare
  • Research
  • City Management
  • International Relations
  • Professional or Graduate School, including Forensic Psychology at OSU Center for Health Sciences
      OSU Center for Health Sciences
    • OSU Center for Health Sciences, located near downtown Tulsa, is home to the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine, School of Biomedical Sciences, School of Forensic Sciences and School of Health Care Administration. OSU-CHS works together with OSU-Tulsa to provide educational and research opportunities to students in the Tulsa area while upholding OSU’s land grant mission by providing community support and service to Oklahomans. OSU-CHS is also home to the Tulsa Police Department’s Forensic Laboratory and the Eastern Division of the Oklahoma Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, creating unique learning opportunities for OSU students.


Social Service

An internship program is offered to prepare students for the type of employment they might seek after graduation. The internship will help students to bridge the gap between class work and the application of sociological concepts in a career. Through the internship, students earn up to four hours of credit, make valuable contacts for future employment, and apply valuable skills and knowledge in the workplace. Placement may be anywhere in the world and includes law/crime/ social justice agencies, governmental agencies, businesses, social service agencies, as well as research agencies. After meeting prerequisites, most students complete their internship during the summer. Students pursuing one of the applied areas are required to complete an internship; students pursuing the general degree may choose to do one.

get started on this career path

consider the following programs

  • Applied Sociology BA / BS
  • Human Development and Family Sciences BSHS
  • Political Science BA / BS
  • Sociology BA / BS

Contact OSU-Tulsa Prospective Student Services

North Hall 130
918-594-8355 or
800-277-8228 x8355