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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:

  • CRM 210 Introduction to Criminology (formerly SOC 309 Criminology)
  • CRM 475/490 Criminology Internship: Group/Individual Supervision

Crime Topics Electives: Choose two courses from the following:

  • CRM 101 Criminal Justice and Society
  • CRM 105 Criminal Justice and Community Relations
  • SOC 209 Juvenile Delinquency
  • SOC 220 Sociology of Corrections
  • SOC 310 Women and Crime
  • SOC 315 Crime and Media
  • SOC 325 Law and Society
  • ANT 358 Anthropology of Violence
  • CRM 365 Special Topics in Criminology
  • SOC 311 Drugs in Society
  • SOC 318 Violence in Relationships

Social and Cultural Diversity Electives: Choose two course from the following:

  • SOC 208 Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Lives
  • SOC 240 Sociology of Gender
  • SOC 250 Social Inequality
  • SOC 307 Deviance
  • SOC 312 Sociology of Mental Illness
  • SOC 346 Race and Ethnic Relations
  • ANT 345 Transnational, Racial and Ethnic Identity
  • CRM 480 Independent Study
  • ANT 225 Contemporary Puerto Rican Culture and Society
  • ANT 240 Latinos in the United States

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) 465-4656 or
Dr. William Lugo at (860) 465-0163.