Certificate in Criminology, Law, and Society

The Certificate in Criminology, Law, and Society provides a foundation for students seeking to supplement their major area of study needed for criminological, law and justice related occupations, or to lay foundation for law school or graduate study in sociology, criminology, or justice related fields.

Requirements:

  1. Choose one introductory social science course (SOC 100 – Introduction to Sociology, SOC 101 – Sociology of Gender, or SOC 163 – Social Problems)
  2. SOC 275 – Criminology
  3. Law and Society – choose one course on law and society either SOC 477 – Law and Society or SOC 378 – Sociology of Law
  4. Select one additional course from the following:
  • SOC 101 – Sociology of Gender
  • SOC 225 – Race and Ethnicity
  • SOC 310 – Sociology of Deviance
  • SOC 373 – Social Stratification
  • SOC 378 – Sociology of Law
  • SOC 477 – Law and Society

Or, pending advisor approval based on criminology/law topic, one of the following:

  • SOC 400 – Internship
  • SOC 390 – Individual Study
  • SOC 490 – Advanced Individual Study
  • SOC 396 – Special Topics
  • SOC 496 –Advanced Special Topics

Total: Minimum of 12 hours

Upon completing all requirements, students will make an appointment with Sociology Advising to complete the paperwork to receive their official certificate.

Note: Certificates do not appear on a student’s diploma or official transcripts.