Sociology, B.S. - Criminology and Criminal Justice

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The program course outline and graduation requirements for this catalog year are listed below.  The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers: https://www.southernct.edu/academics/sociology/programs 

120 Overall Credits Required

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (LEP) AND WRITING REQUIREMENTS

Liberal Education Program

Students must complete a comprehensive three-tiered Liberal Education Program (LEP). View all requirements of the tiers on the Liberal Education Program.  While the choice of courses that fulfill the requirements is generally left up to students, courses in the major and/or cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements, although the course credits are only counted once towards the 120 credits required for graduation.

Writing Requirements (“W-Courses”)

Three W-courses are required. These may not be taken until after a student has passed ENG 112 — Writing Arguments. W-courses may count toward LEP, major, or cognate requirements, as well as free electives. Course sections that meet this requirement are designated by section numbers ending in “W”.

Transfer students who enter with 60 to 89 credits are required to pass two W-courses, while transfer students who enter with 90 credits or more must pass one W-course.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

36 Credits Required

Core:

18 Credits Required
'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 from:

  • SOC 310 — Racial and Ethnic Relations
  • SOC 315 — Sociology of Gender
  • SOC 363 — Social Inequality in the U.S.

Capstone:
Select one from:

 

Criminology:

18 Credits Required

SOC 362 - Criminological Theory

Plus: 15 Credits Required from among the following:

COGNATE REQUIREMENTS

No cognates are required for this program.

FREE ELECTIVES

Remaining credits to reach Overall Credits Required (listed above).