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Sociology Major: Social and Criminal Justice Concentration, B.A.; B.S.

B.A. and B.S. degrees

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Admission Requirements, Retention & Termination Standards

  1. Students must earn a grade of C (2.0) or better in SOC 200, SOC 301, and SOC 350SOC 200, SOC 301, AND SOC 350 cannot be taken on a Credit/No Credit basis.
  2. No more than three hours of coursework can be taken on a Credit/No Credit basis for the major, not including courses that are only offered with this grading option.
  3. No more than 15 hours of coursework can transfer to the major from another institution.
  4. Students must earn a grade of C (2.0) or better in SOC 523 in order to continue with SOC 525.

Program Requirements

Required Courses I (12 hours)

SOC 100Introductory Sociology

3(3-0)

SOC 200Introduction to Social Research and Analysis

3(3-0)

SOC 301Sociological Theory

3(3-0)

SOC 350Social Research Methodologies

3(3-0)

Required Courses II (3 hours)

Select one of the following:

SOC 302Social Inequality

3(3-0)

SOC 323Racism and Inequality

3(3-0)

Required Courses III (18 hours)

SOC 220Introduction to Social and Criminal Justice

3(3-0)

SOC 324Criminology

3(3-0)

SOC 326Inequalities and Justice Processes: Race, Class and Gender

3(3-0)

SOC 523Community Corrections and Alternative Sentencing

3(3-0)

SOC 525Internship in Social and Criminal Justice

6(Spec)

Electives I (3 hours)

Select one of the following:

SOC 215Youth, Deviance, and Institutions

3(3-0)

SOC 222Juvenile Delinquency

3(3-0)

SOC 422/SWK 422Youth Welfare

3(3-0)

Electives II (6 hours)

Select two of the following:

SOC 330Social Issues through the Prism of a Prison

3(3-0)

SOC 333Government and Corporate Crime

3(3-0)

SOC 399Special Topics in Sociology

1-12(Spec)

SOC 409Victimology

3(3-0)

SOC 444Human Trafficking

3(3-0)

SOC 515Custodial Institutions

3(3-0)

SOC 524Sociology of Law

3(3-0)

SOC 526Police and Community Relations

3(3-0)

Note: SOC 399 may be applied only when the special topic pertains to a social and criminal justice area, with permission of advisor.

Total: 42 semester hours