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Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Department of Sociology & Criminology

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Programs of Study

Sociology & Criminology Minors

Requirements for a Sociology Minor

Minimum of 20 quarter hours of course work (five 4-credit classes). Sociology minors must take Understanding Social Life (SOCI 1810).

Internship option: Students with a 3.0 GPA (or higher) may use a supervised, pre-approved, internship experience in an appropriate community agency (as determined by the Sociology/Criminology Internship Director) as a substitute for up to 4 (maximum) elective credits toward the minor. (Prerequisites apply.)

Pre-law and pre-social work students will find a minor in sociology especially helpful to their long-term career goals.

Program note: Students may not double-major, double-minor, or major-minor in both sociology and criminology.

Sociology minor worksheet

Requirements for a Criminology Minor

Minimum of 20 quarter hours of criminology-related courses (five 4-credit classes). Criminology minors must take Understanding Social Life (SOCI 1810), Criminology (SOCI 2250), and a minimum of three (3) elective courses from the following list:

  • Juvenile Delinquency (SOCI 2255)
  • Deviance and Society (SOCI 2260)
  • Crime and Inequality (SOCI 2710)
  • Sociology of Law (SOCI 2750)
  • Discipline and Punishment (SOCI 2760)
  • The Female Offender (SOCI 2765)
  • Kids and Courts (SOCI 2770)
  • Wrongful Conviction (SOCI 2775)
  • Women and the Law (SOCI 2780)
  • Family and the Law (SOCI 2785)
  • Policing Society (SOCI 2790)
  • Capital Punishment (SOCI 2795)
  • Drugs and Society (SOCI 2820)
  • White-Collar Crime (SOCI 2830),
  • Crime and the Media (SOCI 2855), and
  • selected topics approved by the Chair

Internship option: Students with a 3.0 GPA (or higher) may use a supervised, pre-approved, internship experience in an appropriate community agency (as determined by the Sociology/Criminology Internship Director) as a substitute for up to 4 (maximum) elective credits toward the minor. (Prerequisites apply.)

Students interested in law or law-enforcement will find a minor in criminology especially helpful to their long-term career goals.

Program note: Students may not double-major, double-minor, or major-minor in both sociology and criminology.

Criminology minor worksheet