The Department of Sociology offers a minor in Criminology and Criminal Justice for students from other departments who wish to have some experience in an area outside their majors. Minors require fewer credit hours to complete than majors. Through this minor, students will gain sociological understanding of a variety of issues related to crime, deviance, and criminal justice. This course work will help prepare students who wish to work in a variety of fields including those related to the criminal justice system.
Effective Spring 2014
Students must satisfactorily complete the total credits required for the minor. Minors and interdisciplinary minors require 12 or more upper-division (300- to 400-level) credits.
Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.
Students must receive a grade of C or higher for each course counting toward the minor.
|SOC 100||General Sociology (GT-SS3)||3|
|or SOC 105||Social Problems (GT-SS3)|
|SOC 253||Introduction to Criminal Justice||3|
|SOC 301||Development of Sociological Thought||3|
|or SOC 302||Contemporary Sociological Theory|
|SOC 311||Methods of Sociological Inquiry||3|
|Choose one course from each of three of the following five groups:||9|
|Sociology of Deviance|
|Travel Abroad: Crime and Deviance|
|Law Enforcement and Society|
|U.S. Civil Rights and Liberties|
|Sociology of Law|
|Gender, Crime, and Criminal Justice|
|Social Work with Selected Populations: Juvenile Offenders|
|Social Work with Selected Populations: Adult Offenders|
|Travel Abroad: Comparative Criminal Justice|
|Program Total Credits:||21|