Sociology B.A. - Criminology

Criminology Concentration

Criminology has been an area of study within sociology since the inception of the discipline at the turn of the twentieth century. Contemporary criminology examines the making of laws, the nature and extent of crime, the causes of crime, and society's efforts to control crime through the juvenile and criminal justice systems. The concentration builds upon the required course work in sociology and allows students to pursue extended study of crime and the criminal justice system. In addition, the concentration provides opportunity for practical experience in juvenile and criminal justice systems through internship placements. The criminology concentration prepares students for employment in public and private criminal justice agencies, as well as graduate study in sociology, criminal justice, and law.

Bachelor of Arts - Sociology; Criminology Concentration

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 39

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Note: No more than 60 Sociology credits may count toward graduation.

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog.

Summary

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Core Courses

12

General Sociology Electives (at least two must be upper division)

9

Upper-Division Writing Course

3

Criminology Concentration Requirements

15

Total Hours

39


Core Courses

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

SOCI 101S

Introduction to Sociology

3

SOCI 202

Social Statistics

3

SOCI 318

Sociological Research Methods

3

SOCI 455

Classical Sociological Theory

3

Total Hours

12

Minimum Required Grade: C-


General Sociology Electives

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Complete three of the following courses, two of which must be 300-level or above:

9

NRSM 424

Community Forestry & Conservtn

SOCI 130S

Soc of Alternative Religions

SOCI 212S

Social Issues Southeast Asia

SOCI 220S

Race, Gender & Class

SOCI 270

Intro Development Sociology

SOCI 275S

Gender and Society

SOCI 306

Sociology of Work

SOCI 325

Social Stratification

SOCI 332

Sociology of the Family

SOCI 345

Sociology of Organizations

SOCI 346

Rural Sociology

SOCI 350

The Community

SOCI 355

Population and Society

SOCI 382

Soc Psych and Social Structure

or PSYX 360 Social Psychology

SOCI 441

Capstone: Inequal and Soc Just

SOCI 443

Sociology of Poverty

SOCI 446

Prost & Human Trafficking

SOCI 470

Environmental Sociology

SOCI 471

Gender and Global Development

SOCI 485

Political Sociology

SOCI 488

Writing for Sociology

SOCI 498

Internship

Total Hours

9

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper-Division Writing Course

Note: A non-sociology upper division writing course from another department may be substituted for this requirement with departmental consent.

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3

SOCI 438

Seminar in Crime & Deviance

SOCI 441

Capstone: Inequal and Soc Just

SOCI 488

Writing for Sociology

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Criminology Concentration Requirements

Concentration Core

Note: Students should complete SOCI 211S or SOCI 260S, as well as SOCI 221 prior to taking advanced CRIM courses.

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

SOCI 221

Criminal Justice System

3

SOCI 211S

Introduction to Criminology

3

or SOCI 260S

Introduction to Juvenile Delinquency

Total Hours

6

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Concentration Electives

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Complete three of the following courses:

9

SOCI 312

Criminal Adjudication

SOCI 335

Juvenile Justice System

SOCI 362

Sociology of Law Enforcement

SOCI 423

Sociology of Corrections

SOCI 435

Law and Society

SOCI 438

Seminar in Crime & Deviance

SOCI 498

Internship

S W 423

Addiction Studies

Total Hours

9

Minimum Required Grade: C-