Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work

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Criminology Minor:

The Criminology minor examines the nature of criminal law, the causes and consequences of criminal behavior, and societal responses to crime and offenders. The influence of social inequality and diversity on crime-related issues is also highlighted. Students with career interests in both adult and juvenile systems-including law enforcement, court systems, and corrections-as well as those wishing to pursue graduate or law degrees, will find the Criminology minor an excellent base.

The Criminology minor consists of 18 credits

Required courses:
SOC 101 Criminal Justice and Society 3
SOC 309 Criminology 3
SOC 375 or 490 Field Experience/Internship in Criminology 3
Total 9
Crime Topics Electives: Choose two courses from the following:
SOC 209 Juvenile Delinquency 3
SOC 220 Sociology of Corrections 3
SOC 310 Women and Crime 3
SOC 315 Crime and Media 3
SOC 325 Law and Society 3
ANT 358 Anthropology of Violence 3
SOC 365 Special Topics in Criminology* 3
SOC 318 Violence in Relationships 3
Total 6
Social Inequality Diversity Electives: Choose one course from the following:
SOC 208 Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Lives 3
SOC 240 Sociology of Gender 3
SOC 250 Social Inequality 3
SOC 307 Deviance 3
SOC 312 Sociology of Mental Illness 3
SOC 346 Race and Ethnic Relations 3
ANT 345 Transnational, Racial and Ethnic Identity 3
ANT 225 Contemporary Puerto Rican Culture and Society 3
ANT 240 Latinos in the United States 3
Total 3
Total Credits 18

*Note that there are several courses the department offers under Sociology 365. In order to fulfill the minor requirement, the topic must be crime focused. If you are unsure if the course will fulfill the requirment, contact Dr. Severance or Dr. Lugo.

Other courses may be considered for equivalency or substitution for any of the above courses with the permission of the Coordinator of the Criminology minor.

For more information concerning the Criminology program, contact:
Program Coordinator Dr. Theresa Severance, at (860) 465-4550 or
Dr. William Lugo at (860) 465-0163.

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