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.
|SOC 100||General Sociology (GT-SS3)||3|
|or SOC 105||Social Problems (GT-SS3)|
|SOC 253||Intro to Criminology and Criminal Justice||3|
|SOC 301||Development of Sociological Thought||3|
|or SOC 302||Contemporary Sociological Theory|
|SOC 311||Methods of Sociological Inquiry||3|
|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|
|Travel Abroad: Crime and Deviance|
|Program Total Credits:||21|