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.

Department of Sociology
B258 Clark Building

Phone: (970) 491-6044

Effective Fall 2020

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.

Lower Division
SOC 100Introduction to Sociology (GT-SS3)3
or SOC 105 Social Problems (GT-SS3)
SOC 253Intro to Criminology and Criminal Justice3
Upper Division
SOC 301Development of Sociological Thought3
or SOC 302 Contemporary Sociological Theory
SOC 311Methods of Sociological Inquiry3
Select one course from the following:3
Sociology of Deviance
Criminal Justice Systems Courses – select one course from the following:3
Law Enforcement and Society
Punishment and Society
Sociology of Law
Travel Abroad: Comparative Criminal Justice
Critical Criminology and Criminal Justice Courses – select one course from the following:3
Introduction to Environmental Justice
Corporate and State Crime
Inequality in Criminal Sentencing
Women, Crime, and Victimization
Green Criminology
Travel Abroad: Crime and Deviance
Program Total Credits:21