The Criminology and Criminal Justice concentration supplements general sociological training with course work focused on the social aspects of crime and criminal justice. Sociology majors who opt for the Criminology and Criminal Justice concentration will supplement their general sociological training with course work focused on social aspects of crime and criminal justice. Such students will find the concentration helpful in enhancing their ability to think critically about issues of crime and justice, and in preparing for various careers within the criminal justice system.

Effective Spring 2015

Sociology majors in the Criminology and Criminal Justice concentration must achieve a minimum grade of C- (1.670) in each Sociology course counted toward the concentration, and in POLS 413 and SOWK 371B or SOWK 371C, if these courses are counted toward the concentration.

Freshman
AUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
Select one from the following: 3
General Sociology (GT-SS3)3C 
Social Problems (GT-SS3)3C 
SOC 253Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
Arts and Humanities3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences3A3-4
Mathematics11B3
Social and Behavioral Sciences2 3
Electives 7-8
 Total Credits 28-30
Sophomore
 
Advanced Writing23
Arts and Humanities3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences3A3-4
Global and Cultural Awareness3E3
Historical Perspectives3D3
Social and Behavioral Sciences2 6
Electives 9
 Total Credits 30-31
Junior
 
Select one from the following: 3
Quantitative Sociological Analysis  
STAT 2** Statistics3
  
SOC 301 or 302Development of Sociological Thought
Contemporary Sociological Theory
 3
Select one from the following: 3
Criminology  
Sociology of Deviance  
Travel Abroad: Crime and Deviance  
SOC 354Law Enforcement and Society 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences2 12
Electives 6
 Total Credits 30
Senior
 
Select one from the following: 3
U.S. Civil Rights and Liberties  
Sociology of Law  
SOC 311Methods of Sociological Inquiry4A,4B3
SOC 313Computer Methods in Sociology 1
Select one from the following: 3
Correctional Organizations  
Social Work with Selected Populations: Juvenile Offenders  
Social Work with Selected Populations: Adult Offenders  
Select one group from the following: 3-4
Group A:
  
Capstone Seminar4C 
Group B:
  
Community Dynamics and Development4C 
Group C:
  
Internship4C 
Seminar4C 
Electives4 15-19
 Total Credits 29-32
 Program Total Credits: 120
1

Select three credits of mathematics from the list of courses in category 1B of the AUCC except MATH 105.

2

Select from a department list of approved courses.

3

Select STAT 201 General Statistics or any statistics course 200-level and above.

4

Select enough elective credits to bring program total to 120 credits, of which at least 42 must be upper-division (300- to 400-level).

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)  1A3
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A3-4
Social and Behavioral Sciences   3
Elective   3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   3
General Sociology (GT-SS3)  3C 
Social Problems (GT-SS3)  3C 
SOC 253Introduction to Criminal Justice   3
MathematicsX 1B3
Electives   5
CO 150 must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   14
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A3-4
Historical Perspectives  3D3
Social and Behavioral Sciences   6
 Total Credits   16
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Advanced Writing  23
Global and Cultural Awareness  3E3
Electives   9
SOC 253 must be completed by the end of Semester 4.X   
 Total Credits   15
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
SOC 354Law Enforcement and Society   3
Social and Behavioral Sciences   6
Electives   6
 Total Credits   15
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:X  3
Quantitative Sociological Analysis    
STAT 2**
    
Select one course from the following:X  3
Development of Sociological Thought    
Contemporary Sociological Theory    
Select one course from the following:   3
Criminology    
Sociology of Deviance    
Travel Abroad: Crime and Deviance    
Social and Behavioral Sciences    6
 Total Credits   15
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   3
U.S. Civil Rights and Liberties    
Sociology of Law    
SOC 311Methods of Sociological InquiryX 4A,4B3
SOC 313Computer Methods in SociologyX  1
Electives   8
 Total Credits   15
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:X  3
Correctional Organizations    
Social Work with Selected Populations: Juvenile Offenders    
Social Work with Selected Populations: Adult Offenders    
Select one group from the following:X  3-4
Group A:    
Capstone Seminar  4C 
Group B:    
Community Dynamics and Development  4C 
Group C:    
Internship  4C 
Seminar  4C 
ElectivesX  8-9
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   15
 Program Total Credits:   120