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College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

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:

Sociology and Criminology Requirements document


summer 2021 course listing

fall 2021 course listing

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important rules for graduation

spring 2021 course listing

spring course descriptions (for newer courses only)