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Sociology > Program Changes

Effective Fall 2014, the concentration in criminology includes a required fieldwork class. This added service-learning opportunity is a requirement for graduation. The revised plan of study appears below.

 

Sociology Major with a Concentration in Criminology (50 credits)

The concentration in criminology is designed for students with a special interest in crime-related issues or who plan to pursue a career within the criminal justice system.

Required Sociology courses......................................29 credits
SOC100 Introduction to Sociology (3)
SOC220 Social Inequality (3)
SOC250 Crime and Society (3)
SOC303 Sociological Theory (3)
SOC306 Research Methods (4)
SOC307 Social Statistics (4)
SOC332 Criminology (3)
SOC494 Fieldwork in Sociology (3)
SOC490 Senior Seminar in Sociology (3)*
* Before enrolling in SOC490 Senior Seminar, students must complete 21 credits of Sociology, including the required Sociological Theory (SOC303) and Research Methods (SOC306) courses.

Criminology electives..............................................6 credits
Each student must complete, by advisement, two of the following:
SOC276 Social Problems in a Global Context (3)
SOC305 Juvenile Delinquency (3)
SOC312 Sociology of Violence (3)
SOC333 Deviant Behavior (3)
SOC409 Law & Social Issues (3)
SOC425 Drugs in American Society (3)
SOC435 Public Health & Social Policy (3)
SOC452 Seminar in Criminal Behavior (3
SOC494 Fieldwork in Sociology (3)

Sociology electives (non-criminology).........................9 credits
Each student must complete, by advisement, nine (9) credits of sociology (SOC) electives not included among the criminology electives listed above.

Cognate courses.......................................................6 credits
Students are required to take six (6) credits in disciplines other than sociology that relate to crime or the criminal justice system. A list of acceptable cognates is available in the Department of Sociology.