The concentration in criminology is designed for students with a special interest in crime-related issues or who plan to pursue a career within the criminal justice system.

Note: A minimum grade of C- is required for courses to count toward the Sociology major.

Required Sociology Courses (29 Credits)
SOC100Intro To Sociology 3
SOC220Social Inequality in the United States 3
SOC250Crime and Society 3
SOC303Sociological Theory 3
SOC306Research Methods 4
SOC307Social Statistics 4
SOC332Criminological Theory3
SOC494Fieldwork in Sociology 3
SOC490Senior Seminar in Sociology 13
Criminology Electives (6 Credits)
Select, by advisement, two of the following:6
Social Problems in a Global Context
Juvenile Delinquency
Sociology of Violence
Deviant Behavior
Law and Social Issues
Drugs in American Society
Public Health and Social Policy
Seminar in Criminal Behavior
Fieldwork in Sociology
Sociology Electives (Non-Criminology) (9 Credits)
Select, by advisement, nine credits of Sociology (SOC) elective courses 29
Cognate Courses (6 Credits)
Select six credits in disciplines other than sociology that relate to crime or the criminal justice system 36
Total Credits50

This eight-semester plan (see important details) is intended to guide a first-year student through a four-year undergraduate career, with completion of an academic major and all college-wide degree requirements. The plan is designed as an advising tool – a starting point for careful discussions between a student and his/her academic adviser. In consultation, the student and adviser will adjust the plan to accommodate the student’s prerequisite needs, transferred credits, and other such variables.

Students are responsible for reviewing their Progress Reports each semester to track their own progress toward degree requirements.

Eight-Semester Plan
Year 1
FallCredits
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP) 3
Gen Ed: World Civilizations and Cultures (WRLD) 3
Gen Ed: The Arts (ART) 3
Elective 3
Gen Ed: Social Sciences (SSCI) 3
 Credits15
Spring
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP) 3
Gen Ed: Humanities (HUM) 3
SOC100 Intro To Sociology (SSCI) 3
Elective 3
Gen Ed: Western Civilization (WEST) 3
 Credits15
Year 2
Fall
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG) 3
SOC220 Social Inequality in the United States ( (USST)) 3
SOC250 Crime and Society ( (SSCI)) 3
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI) 3
Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG) 3
SOC332 Criminological Theory 3
Upper-Division Major Elective 3
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI) 3
Gen Ed: Diversity (DIVR) 3
 Credits15
Year 3
Fall
SOC306 Research Methods 4
SOC303 Sociological Theory 3
Upper-Division Criminology Elective 3
Elective 3
Upper-Division Elective 3
 Credits16
Spring
SOC307 Social Statistics ( (MATH)) 4
Upper-Division Major Elective 3
Elective 3
Upper-Division Criminology Elective 3
Criminology Cognate 3
 Credits16
Year 4
Fall
Writing Intensive 1 3
Criminology Cognate 3
Major Elective 3
Upper-Division Electives 6
 Credits15
Spring
SOC490 Senior Seminar in Sociology 3
SOC494 Fieldwork in Sociology 3
Upper-Division Sociology Elective 3
Upper-Division Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits122