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  Dec 14, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Sociology: Criminology Concentration, B.A.


About the Sociology Bachelor's Program


Sociology is the study of groups in society and individuals in those groups. Areas of specialization and faculty expertise include criminology and delinquency, intimate relationships and families, race and ethnicity, inequality, gender, aging, social psychology, medical sociology, religion, social research methods, and social theory. A major or minor in sociology is beneficial to students planning careers in a variety of areas, including business, law, law enforcement, government, international development, medicine, and social services. The department also offers a criminology concentration for sociology majors who wish to specialize in this area. Courses in sociology fulfill core curriculum requirements in the social and behavioral sciences and multicultural core requirements in the College of Arts and Sciences and the university.

A student majoring in sociology must complete 30 hours in sociology, 24 of which must be upper-division courses (3000 or 4000). At least 6 hours of the College of Arts and Sciences general education requirements must be upper-division. A maximum of 9 hours of transfer credit may be accepted for the major. Core course requirements are as follows:

Criminology Concentration. Criminology is the sociological study of law-making, law-breaking, and social control. Sociology majors who wish to specialize in the study of criminology and receive the notation “Criminology Concentration” on their transcripts are required to complete the core course requirements for the sociology major plus the additional requirements as follows:

The sociology major with a concentration in criminology requires a total of 36 hours of sociology and/or approved courses in the above related areas.

Recommended Sample Curriculum


First Year


Fall


Total: 16

Spring


Total: 16

Second Year


Fall


Total: 16

Spring


Total: 15

Third Year


Fall


Total: 15

Spring


Total: 15

Fourth Year


Fall


  • SOC Elective (Group B) 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Language, Philosophy, & Culture 3 Semester Credit Hours *
  • Minor 9 Semester Credit Hours
Total: 15

Spring


  • SOC Elective (Group B) 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Creative Arts 3 Semester Credit Hours *
  • Minor 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Elective 2 Semester Credit Hours
  • Personal Fitness and Wellness 1 Semester Credit Hour *
Total: 12

Total Hours: 120


* Select from Arts and Sciences General Degree Requirements . At least 6 hours must be upper-division (3000 or 4000 level).
** Either SOC 3393  (fall only course) or SOC 3394  (spring only course)

Sophomore Foreign Language


A student must complete 6 hours at the sophomore level or above in a single language. The prerequisite for all sophomore language courses is credit for the freshman level. This credit can be determined through credit by examination. The score attained on the exam will determine whether the student is placed in a second-year course, a 5-hour review course, or in some cases the first or second semester of a beginning (first-year) language course. See Arts and Sciences General Degree Requirements  for further explanation.

Group A: 3 hours


Choose from the following lower-level courses (also satisfies core requirement for Social and Behavioral Sciences):

Group B: 9 hours


Choose from the following courses: