Sociology, B.S. - Criminology and Criminal Justice

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The program outline and graduation requirements are listed below.  In addition, free electives are selected to reach 120 credits overall required for graduation.

The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers: 


All bachelor’s degree programs include liberal education (LEP) and writing (W) course requirements.  Detailed information on these requirements is published in this section of the catalog:

Writing courses are not additional course requirements, course sections that meet this requirement are designated with a ‘W’ on the class schedule.  Courses in the major and/or cognate may also be used to satisfy LEP requirements where noted below (*).


Core (18 Credits)
'C' or better required
SOC 100 — Introduction to Sociology 
SOC 201 - Social Science Statistics
SOC 255 — Methods of Social Research 
SOC 260 — Applied Social Theory 

Diversity (Select one):
SOC 310 — Racial and Ethnic Relations
SOC 315 — Sociology of Gender
SOC 363 — Social Inequality in the U.S.


Capstone (Select one):
HON 495 — Departmental Honors
SOC 490 — Sociology Seminar
SOC 497 — Sociology Internship


Criminology Concentration (18 Credits)
SOC 362 - Criminological Theory


Select 15 Credits:
SOC 266 - Socialization and Social Control
SOC 334 - Probation, Parole, Pardon
SOC 338 - Juvenile Delinquency
SOC 350 - Drugs and Society
SOC 366 - Penology
SOC 367 - Criminal Justice and Social Inequality
SOC 368 - Sociology of Law
SOC 404 - Gender and the Law