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:
SOC101Criminal Justice and Society3
SOC375/490Field Experience/Internship in Criminology3
Total  9
Crime Topics Electives: Choose two courses from the following:
SOC209Juvenile Delinquency3
SOC220Sociology of Corrections3
SOC310Women and Crime3
SOC315Crime and Media 3
SOC325Law and Society3
ANT358Anthropology of Violence3
SOC365Special Topics in Criminology*3
SOC311Drugs in Society3
SOC318Violence in Relationships3
Total  6
Social Inequality Diversity Electives: Choose one course from the following:
SOC208Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Lives3
SOC240Sociology of Gender3
SOC250Social Inequality3
SOC312Sociology of Mental Illness3
SOC346Race and Ethnic Relations3
ANT345Transnational, Racial and Ethnic Identity3
ANT225Contemporary Puerto Rican Culture and Society3
ANT240Latinos in the United States3
Total  3
Total Credits18

*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.