Students may choose to double major in both Sociology and Criminology, or major in either Sociology or Criminology while minoring in the other.

Sociology and Criminology Double Major

Students wishing to complete a double major must complete the Declaration of Major form for the College of Arts and Sciences and fill in both majors. Students completing a double major are not required to complete a minor as well.

Curriculum Requirements

Core Courses
SOC 101Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 210Introduction to Social Research3
SOC 211Quantitative Methods for Sociologists3
SOC 212Quantitative Methods Lab1
Sociology Courses
SOC 401Sociological Theory3
Select two of the following:6
Social Organization
Social Psychology: Sociological Perspective
Social Inequalities
Criminology Courses
SOC 371Criminology3
SOC 470Theories of Deviant Behavior3
Select one of the following:3
Criminal Justice
Juvenile Delinquency
Departmental Electives30
Additional Required Courses
ENG 105English Composition I3
ENG 106English Composition II3
MTH 113Finite Mathematics3
Arts and Humanities Cognate 9
STEM Cognate9
Minor15
Science Course3
Foreign Language 3-9
Electives14
Total Credit Hours120-126

Other Requirements

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A minimum final grade of C- and a GPA of 2.0 are required in all courses offered by the Department

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A minimum of 31 credits must be earned in residency in the Department; thus, only a maximum of 27 credits can be transferred from other institutions as eligible credits for the SOCIOLOGY/CRIMINOLOGY DOUBLE major

Sociology and Criminology Major-Minor Program

A minor in either Sociology or Criminology while majoring in the other program requires 12 additional credits offered by the Department to the major program requirements, totaling 43 credit hours.

  • 6 of these credits must be 300-level or higher.
  • Sociology majors must take SOC 371 Criminology.