Curriculum Requirements

Required Courses
SOC 101Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 210Introduction to Social Research3
SOC 211Quantitative Methods for Sociologists3
SOC 212Quantitative Methods Lab1
SOC 371Criminology3
SOC 470Theories of Deviant Behavior3
SOC 271Criminal Justice3
or SOC 370 Juvenile Delinquency
Departmental Electives12
Additional Required Courses
ENG 105English Composition I3
ENG 106English Composition II3
MTH 113Finite Mathematics3
Arts and Humanities Cognate9
STEM Cognate9
Additional Major/Minor15-30
Science Course3
Foreign Language3-9
Electives41
Total Credit Hours120-141
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EPS 452 can be substituted for SOC 210 only by students who are also enrolled in the School of Education

PSY 291 or PSY 292 can be substituted for SOC 211 only by students who are Psychology majors or minors and also majoring in Sociology or Criminology; they will be required to take SOC 212, unless a Psychology major. PSY 390 can be substituted for SOC 212 only by students who are psychology majors.

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A minimum final grade of C- in all courses offered by the Department

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A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all courses offered by the Department

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A minimum of 16 credit hours must be earned in residency in the Department; thus, only a maximum of 15 credit hours can be transferred from other institutions as eligible for the CRIMINOLOGY major

Suggested Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredit Hours
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
MTH 113 Finite Mathematics 3
Language (first course) 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate (first course) 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
ENG 106 English Composition II 3
Language (second course) 3
STEM Cognate (first course) 3
SOC 210 Introduction to Social Research 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Sophomore Year
Fall
SOC 211 Quantitative Methods for Sociologists 3
SOC 212 Quantitative Methods Lab 1
Arts and Humanities Cognate (second course) 3
Minor (first course) 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours13
Spring
SOC 271 or 370 Criminal Justice
or Juvenile Delinquency
3
Minor (second course) 3
STEM Cognate (second course) 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Junior Year
Fall
SOC 371 Criminology 3
Minor (third course) 3
STEM Cognate (third course) 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours18
Spring
Minor (fourth course) 3
Natural Science Course 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Senior Year
Fall
SOC 470 Theories of Deviant Behavior 3
Minor (fifth course)  
Arts and Humanities Cognate (third course) 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours121