College Graduates 275 CJ Majors in December

About 275 criminal justice majors graduated from Sam Houston State University on Dec. 11, including one new Ph.D. and 25 masters’ students.

Joining the ranks of doctoral graduates was Dr. Yi-Fen Lu. Her dissertation was on “The Interplay of Genes and Age-Graded Social Control in Predicting Offending Behavior: A Molecular Genetic Approach.” Her dissertation committee was chaired by Dr. Scott Menard and included members Dr. Danielle Boisvert, Dennis Longmire, and Brian Boutwell.

The College of Criminal Justice also awarded 16 Master of Science degrees in Criminal Justice Leadership and Management; five Master of Arts degrees in Criminal Justice and Criminology; two Master of Science degrees in Criminal Justice; one Master of Science degree in Homeland Security Studies; and one Master of Science certificate in Criminal Justice Leadership and Management.

About 250 bachelor’s degrees also were awarded in criminal justice and victim studies.

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