Sociology B.S. with Law, Crime and Society Certificate

The Sociology Department offers a concentration in Law, Crime, and Society within the Sociology major.  This sequence of courses is designed for students who wish to pursue careers in the criminal justice system or who plan to attend law school or graduate school.  In addition to completing coursework in law and the criminal justice system, students receive training in sociological research methods—skills that give students a competitive advantage on the job market or when applying to graduate programs.  Also, through studying a variety of social processes and institutions (such as inequality, race and ethnicity, family, gender, religion, and urbanism), students gain a strong background for understanding current issues in law and criminal justice. Students interested in completing the concentration and obtaining the certificate should enroll with the undergraduate advisers.

A minimum of 123 credits is required for graduation.  All major requirements must be completed with a grade of C or better.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 61-63 credits

Course

Title

Credits

SOC 001

Introduction to Sociology

3

SOC 207

Research Methods in Sociology

3

MATH 110 or MATH 140

Techniques of Calculus I or Calculus with Analytic Geometry

4

MATH 111 or MATH 141

Techniques of Calculus II or Calculus with Analytic Geometry II

2 or 4

CAS 283

Computer Applications for the Liberal Arts

3

STAT 480

Introduction to Social Statistical Packages

1

STAT 3XX or 4XX

Advanced Level STAT

3

SOC/CRIM 012

Intro to Criminology

3

Additional Lower Level SOC

 

6

SOC/CRIM 467

Law and Society

3

SOC 4XX

Advanced Level SOC

6

SOC 405 Sociological Theory 3

SOC 400W*

Senior Research Seminar

3

Social Science Field I: CRIM, including CRIM 100, CRIM 113, and CRIM 4XX

Intro to the Criminal Justice System, Intro to Law, Advanced level CRIM

9

Social Science Field II

Social Science discipline other than SOC

9

Important Note: The advanced level STAT course must be taken prior to SOC 400W.

* It is recommended that you take SOC 400W in the first semester of your senior year.

Note: While SOC 294, 296, 300, 395, 494, 496, and LA 496D provide students with terrific opportunities and learning experiences, these credits may NOT be counted in fulfillment of the Sociology major requirements. They may, however, be used as elective credits to count toward the credit requirement for graduation.  Soc 469 may count for 3 credits toward the major if it is taken twice for a total of 6 credits.

Note: Internship credits will be counted towards elective credits, unless approved by the internship coordinator to meet a general 3 credit 400 level SOC course requirement.


General Education:45 Credits
(4 Credits are Included in the Requirements for the Major)

Electives: Minimum of 20

First-Year Seminar:
(Included in Electives or General Education Course Selection)

Writing Across The Curriculum:
(Included in Requirements for the Major)

United States Cultures & International Cultures Courses:
(Included in Electives or General Education Course Selection)