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  Dec 12, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin

Sociology, Criminology, B.S.


Sociology, Criminology, B.A. & B.S.


The criminology concentration will help prepare students for careers and graduate programs in sociology, criminal justice, law, public administration, and social services. Sociology majors who elect this concentration will complete 18 credits of core major requirements and fulfill the remaining 15 elective hours through sociology courses that are focused on topics of crime, deviance, and social control. 

Upon declaring sociology as a major, the student will establish a portfolio of work. Term papers, research projects, and other course materials will be kept on file. These materials will assist the faculty in advising students and working with them in constructing post-graduate plans. An exit interview is required of all graduating seniors. This will provide students with the opportunity to critique the quality of education provided by the sociology program. Seniors take the MFAT (given only during the spring semester), a standardized exam used by the program to assess its performance. Students have the option of making their scores a part of their permanent record. Sociology majors are not required to have a minor. 

Criminology Electives


  • SOC 342 - Criminology
  • SOC 303 - Selected Topics in Sociology (Crime and Deviance only)
  • SOC 300/400-level elective focused on deviance/crime (3 credit hours)
  • SOC 300/400-level elective focused on social control/corrections (3 credit hours)
  • SOC 300/400-level general criminology elective (3 credit hours)

Additional General Education Requirements


Students majoring in Sociology with a concentration in Criminology must complete the following courses toward the fulfillment of General Education requirements: