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Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice

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Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
1740 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
403 Perry Paige
Tallahassee, Florida 32307


FAMU Field Experience Courses:

Criminal Justice – CCJ 4947

Sociology – SYA 4942

Educational Goals and Objective

The internship course is designed to enable students to:

  • Develop knowledge of regulations, policies and procedures of law enforcement, courts, corrections, and the juvenile justice system.
  • Gain skills for program development, program evaluations and program practices.
  • Identify and utilize the range of services available in the institutions, facilities, and program as each relates to law enforcement, courts, corrections, and juvenile justice.
  • Develop awareness of personal biases that may interfere with decisions in the best interest of clients in the criminal justice and juvenile justice system.
  • Integrate classroom theory and actual criminal/juvenile justice practices.
  • Gain an understanding of agency and agency policies and procedures in the delivery of services.
  • Develop capacity to perform assigned tasks; Act professionally and responsibly in the performance of duties as well as presentation of self; Demonstrate good character; Adhere to departmental/agency regulations relative to punctuality, appearance, confidentiality laws, priorities, and policies and procedures; Accept  responsibility for individual actions/inaction; maintain cooperative relationship with agency co-workers, supervisors, and administrators.
  •  Communicate effectively with clients, staff, peers, and others, both orally and in writing.
  • Develop the ability to use supervision and consultation effectively.
  • Develop knowledge and skills that will enable future employment of student(s).  


  • Senior (90 credit hours or more)
  • 2.5 GPA
  • Degree Audit Evaluation (completed and signed by your advisor)
  • Background Check

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Course Syllabus