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.  To review more detailed information regarding these requirements, please visit Degree Requirements >>General Education (LEP) Requirements. 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 162 – Introduction to Criminology
SOC 362 - Criminological Theory


Select 12 Credits:
JRN 375 – Courts and Crime
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