MAJOR IN SOCIOLOGY WITH SOCIAL AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE EMPHASIS 
Student earning an emphasis in Social and Criminal Justice explore historical and contemporary issues surrounding the criminal justice issues. The Social and Criminal Justice focus prepares students for work within the criminal justice system or affiliated agencies by bridging the “professional” field criminology/criminal justice with the liberal arts, specifically sociology, by offering a perspective of and experience with, building a more just society.

(B.A. degree) Thirty-six hours required in Sociology including: SOC 111 or SOC 118, SOC 302, SOC 395, SOC 397, and SOC 450. The Social and Criminal Justice emphasis requires students to take the following 12 hours in Social and Criminal Justice: SOC 121, SOC 311, SOC 403, and SOC 328. The department recommends (but does not require) the following courses for majors with a Social and Criminal Justice emphasis: SOC 220, SOC 322, SOC 324, SOC 326, SOC 373, SOC 380, SOC 390, and SOC 460.

Required Courses:
SOC 111 (Principles of Sociology), or SOC 118 (Cultural Diversity)
SOC 121 (Introduction to Social and Criminal Justice)
SOC 302 (Classical Sociological Theory)
SOC 311 (Ethics in Social and Criminal Justice)
SOC 328 (Criminological Theory)
SOC 395 (Qualitative Research Methods)
SOC 397 (Statistical Methods in Sociology)
SOC 403 (Criminal Procedures)
SOC 450 (Senior Seminar)

Electives (12 additional hours):
SOC 220 (Equality and Social Justice)
SOC 322 (Juvenile Delinquency)
SOC 324 (Deviance and Social Control)
SOC 326 (Restorative Justice)
SOC 373 (Class and Stratification)
SOC 380 (Race and Ethnicity)
SOC 390 (Gender and Society)
SOC 460 (Internship in Applied Sociology)

SOCIAL AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE MINOR (18 hours)

A minor in Social and Criminal Justice requires eighteen semester hours  in Sociology including: SOC 121 and SOC 328. Choose twelve additional hours from the following courses: SOC 302, SOC 304, SOC 311, SOC 322, SOC 324, SOC 326, SOC 373, SOC 380, SOC 390, SOC 403, SOC 408, and SOC 460. The department recommends (but does not require) SOC 220, SOC 311, SOC 322, SOC 324, SOC 326, SOC 373, SOC 403, and SOC 460.

Required Courses:
SOC 121 (Introduction to Social and Criminal Justice)
SOC 328 (Criminological Theory)

Electives (12 additional hours):
SOC 220 (Equality and Social Justice)*
SOC 302 (Classical Sociological Theory)
SOC 304 (Contemporary Sociological Theory)
SOC 311 (Ethics in Social and Criminal Justice)*
SOC 322 (Juvenile Delinquency)*
SOC 324 (Deviance and Social Control)*
SOC 326 (Restorative Justice)*
SOC 373 (Class and Stratification)*
SOC 380 (Race and Ethnicity)
SOC 390 (Gender and Society)
SOC 403 (Criminal Procedures)*
SOC 440 (Independent Study)
SOC 460 (Internship in Applied Sociology)*
*Denote recommended course