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Department of Sociology & Criminology

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Department of Sociology & Criminology

Programs of Study

The Department of Sociology and Criminology offers a major and minor in sociology and a major and minor in criminology.

The Sociology major provides a general background in theory, methods, and a variety of substantive areas within sociology.

The Criminology major provides a general background in theory and methods and a variety of substantive courses on the creation and application of criminal law, the causes of criminal behavior, and societal responses to lawbreaking.

You CANNOT double major in Sociology and Criminology, nor can you major in Sociology and minor in Criminology (or vice versa).

Students are encouraged to seek out members of the department for advice on which area better suits their needs. For additional information on the Sociology or Criminology majors and minors, please contact: