B.S. Major in Sociology with the Criminal Justice Policy Track

Specific Requirements for Admission to the Sociology Major, any track: Students must complete 2 Sociology courses with a grade of "C" or better. This means SOC 101 or 102, and one more Sociology course.


B. S., Major in Sociology: 37 Credits

The following Sociology courses are required for all tracks. In addition, the student must choose one track.

Three credits from the following:
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology: Self and Society 3 credits
SOC 102 Introduction to Sociology: Social Problems 3 credits

All of the following:
SOC 301 Social and Cultural Theory 3 credits
SOC 312 Quantitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences 3 credits
SOC 314 Statistics for the Social Sciences 4 credits
SOC 411 Social Inequality and Stratification 3 credits
SOC 499 Senior Capstone: Applying the Social Sciences

Criminal Justice Policy Track

All of the following:

SOC 320 Sociology of Deviant Behavior
SOC 321 Sociology of the Criminal Justice System 3 credits
SOC 341 American Cultural Minorities 3 credits
SOC 423 Law and Society 3 credits

Three credits from the following:
SOC 307 Demography: World Population Issues 3 credits
SOC 309 The Urban Social System 3 credits
SOC 315 Healthcare, Society, and Culture 3 credits
SOC 316 Qualitiative Methods in the Social Sciences 3 credits
SOC 317 Global Health Issues 3 credits
SOC 318 Gender in American Society 3 credits
SOC 325 Perspectives on Aging 3 credits
SOC 331 Industry and Society 3 credits
SOC 335 Technology and Social Change 3 credits
SOC 355 Environment and Society: Sociological Perspectives 3 credits
SOC 360 Gender, Society and Culture 3 credits
SOC 385 Community Internship 3 credits
SOC 424 Sustainabilty and Rural America 3 credits
SOC 440 Gender Communication 3 credits
SOC 455 Food, Society, and Environment 3 credits
SOC 493 Directed Independent Readings 1-6 credits
SOC 495 Directed Independent Study 1-6 credits
SOC 497 Directed Independent Research 1-6 credits
SOC 570 Geographic Information Systems 4 credits

PLS  320 Judicial Process                                                                                                                          PLS  337 Constitutional Law 3 credits