Minor in Criminology, Law, and Society

Course Requirements (minimum 18 hrs of “SOC” credit)

Introductory Sociology Course (3-4 hrs) *

Select One

SOC 100

Introduction to Sociology

An overview of the topics of sociology and of various sociological perspectives, and of how scholars in the discipline study social phenomena.

4 hrs

SOC 163

Social Problems

An overview of the topics of contemporary social issues in the United States, but with a global perspective.

3 hrs

Criminology Course (3 hrs)

Required                                                                                                                                            

SOC 275

Criminology

Nature and extent of crime; past and present theories of crime causation.

3 hrs

Society and the Law Course (3 hrs) **

Select One

SOC 378

Sociology of Law

An examination of law and legal institutions sociologically.

3 hrs

SOC 477

Law and Society ACP

Social origins and consequences of law and legal process, emphasizing problems of legal change and structure and function of legal sanctions.

3 hrs

SOC 479

Law and Society

Social origins and consequences of law and legal process, emphasizing problems of legal change and structure and function of legal sanctions.

3 hrs

Elective Courses (9 hrs)  

Choose additional courses from the following (Note: 3 hrs must be at the 300- or 400- level):

SOC 101

Sociology of Gender

3 hrs

SOC 225

Race and Ethnicity

3 hrs

SOC 310

Sociology of Deviance

3 hrs

SOC 373

Social Inequality

3 hrs

SOC 378

Sociology of Law

3 hrs

SOC 375

Criminal Justice System

3 hrs

SOC 390

Individual Study; if focused in criminology and/or law, advisor approval required

1 – 3 hrs

SOC 396

Special Topics; if focused in criminology and/or law, advisor approval required

1 – 3 hrs

SOC 400

Internship; if focused in criminology and/or law, advisor approval required

1 – 3 hrs

SOC 477 ACP

Law and Society ACP

3 hrs

SOC 479

Law and Society

3 hrs

SOC 496

Advanced Special Topics; if focused in criminology and/or law, advisor approval required

1 - 3 hrs

Notes:

*

If using transfer credit for Introductory Sociology, some schools grant only 3 credits for SOC 100.

**

Courses in this section will also count towards the Advance Hour requirement.
Courses in this section are also listed in the Elective section. If a course is used to meet the Society and Law requirement, it does not also meet the Elective requirement. 
You may take both SOC 378 and 477 ACP/SOC 479 and have one course meet the Society and Law requirement and one course count as an elective. 
You may NOT take both SOC 477 ACP and SOC 479 as the content is similar. 
SOC 477 ACP is offered infrequently.