Our department offers two Minors: Sociology and Criminology, Law and Society. Students interested in both Sociology and, specifically, Criminology, Law and Society can pursue a combination of a Sociology major with a Criminology, Law and Society minor.
The study of Sociology allows you to be analytic and reflective about social structure and culture. The Sociology minor can help you in almost any career including business, education, public administration, social work, as well as preparation for graduate or professional studies. The minor is designed to teach students the basic theoretical and methodological approaches in Sociology and explore the wide range of topics, social groups, and social interactions studied by Sociologists. From social inequalities and social problems to examining the underlying patterns of social relations in formal organizations, in legal institutions and in the economic and political arena to understanding the interplay among science, technology and society, the diversity of courses allows Sociology minors to explore courses relevant to their interests. If you are not a Sociology major, you may complete a minor in Sociology.
The Criminology, Law, and Society Minor provides a foundation for students seeking to supplement their major area of study, to develop knowledge and skills needed for criminological, law, and justice related occupations, or to lay foundation for law school or graduate study in sociology, criminology, or justice fields. Students take a range of courses that provide theoretical and practical knowledge while exposing students to current sociological, legal, and justice issues. The CLS minor may be completed by all majors, including Sociology majors. Requirements for the CLS minor for Sociology students differ from those for non-majors.
For students wishing to complete a major in Sociology and a minor in Criminology, Law, & Society they may do so in a reduced number of hours than typically required for a major and minor. See the Sociology Major + Criminology, Law, & Society Minor Worksheet for course breakdown.