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
|SOC||101||Criminal Justice and Society||3|
|CRM||210||Introduction to Criminology (formerly SOC 309 Criminology)||3|
|SOC||375/490||Field Experience/Internship in Criminology||3|
|Crime Topics Electives: Choose two courses from the following:|
|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||311||Drugs in Society||3|
|SOC||318||Violence in Relationships||3|
|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||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|
*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.