SOCIOLOGY MAJOR

Criminal Justice Track

A major in Sociology with a Criminal Justice focus requires the following:

Seven Core courses:

201 – Principles of Sociology
302 – Methods of Sociology
303 – Quantitative Methods in Social Research
339 – Sociological Theory
403 – Survey Methodology
407 – Urban Sociology or 419 – Population and Society
496 – Sociology Capstone Experience

Six courses in Crime and Deviance:
Four courses in Sociology:
341 – Criminology (Required)

Three elective courses selected from:
342 – Deviant Behavior
343 – Juvenile Delinquency
344 – Violence in Society
346 – Crime and Organizations
347 – Alcohol, Drugs and Society
348 – Family Violence
349 – Hate Crimes and Terrorism
351 – Crimes Against the Environment
352 – Rural Crime

Two courses in Political Science:
230 – Introduction to Criminal Justice (Required)

One elective course selected from:
322 – Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
323 – Rights of the Accused
330 – Perspectives on Policing
331 – Administration of Justice

498 – Sociology Internship is a recommended, but optional, elective.

A minor in Sociology requires the following:

18 hours, including Sociology 201.

No more than six of these hours can be earned from courses below the 300 level.

SOCIOLOGY MAJOR

Recommended Four-Year Plan for Criminal Justice Track