This eight-semester plan (see important details) is intended to guide students through a four-year undergraduate career, with completion of an academic major and all college-wide degree requirements. The plan is designed as an advising tool – a starting point for careful discussions between students and their academic advisors. In consultation, a student and advisor will adjust the plan to accommodate the student’s prerequisite needs, transferred credits, and other such variables.

The plan below reflects General Education (GE4) requirements in effect as of Fall 2019. Students who matriculated prior to that date will find the previous plan associated with their majors here. For a summary of GE4 requirements, see New Paltz General Education Requirements.

Students are responsible for reviewing their Progress Reports each semester to track their own progress toward degree requirements.

Sociology - Criminology

Year 1

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP)3
Gen Ed: World Civilizations and Cultures (WRLD)3
Gen Ed: The Arts (ART)3
Elective3
Gen Ed: Social Sciences (SSCI)3
Total15
CourseCredits
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP)3
Gen Ed: Humanities (HUM)3
SOC100 Intro Sociology - GE (SSCI)3
Elective3
Gen Ed: Western Civilization (WEST)3
Total15

Year 2

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
SOC220 Social Inequality - GE (USST)3
SOC250 Crime and Society (Social Science)3
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI)3
Elective3
Total15
CourseCredits
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
SOC332 Criminological Theory3
Upper-Division Major Elective3
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI)3
Gen Ed: Diversity (DIVR)3
Total15

Year 3

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
SOC306 Research Methods4
SOC303 Sociological Theory3
Upper-Division Criminology Elective3
Elective3
Upper-Division Elective3
Total16
CourseCredits
SOC307 Social Statistics - GE (MATH)4
Upper-Division Major Elective3
Elective3
Upper-Division Criminology Elective3
Criminology Cognate3
Total16

Year 4

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
Writing Intensive *3
Criminology Cognate3
Major Elective3
Upper-Division Electives6
Total15
CourseCredits
SOC490 Senior Seminar in Sociology3
SOC494 Fieldwork in Sociology3
Upper-Division Sociology Elective3
Upper-Division Elective3
Elective3
Total15

Notes

* Can take a writing intensive course in sociology and apply those three credits toward your 18 required elective credits.

Total Credits: 122