Criminology

(19-50 semester hours)

For information, contact the Department of Sociology and Gerontology, 375 Upham Hall (513-529-2628).

This minor focuses on the sociology of crime, adult offenders, including an orientation to the social scientific study of crime, a critical examination of institutions in the criminal justice system, and a consideration of recent trends in the study of crime. A crucial element of the minor is the completion of an internship in an agency, program, or institution within the criminal justice system. Students may major in any field and are encouraged to enroll regardless of their major course of study.

Program Requirements

Select track one or track two for your program.

Track one: For the non-sociology major (19-20 semester hours)

Required. All of these in this order:

SOC 151 Social Relations (4) or

SOC 153 Sociology in a Global Context (3)

SOC 352 Criminology (3)

SOC 409 Systems of Justice (3)

SOC 440C Field Experience (4-16)*

* Only 4 semester hours of field placement may count toward the sociology major and/or criminology minor.

Choose ONE of the following:

SOC 410 Topics in Criminology (3)

SOC 413 Juvenile Delinquency (3)

Electives. Minimum three semester hours from the following:

SOC 201 Social Problems (4)

SOC 202 Social Deviance (4)

SOC 348 Race and Ethnic Relations (3)

SOC 372 Social Stratification (3)

SOC 411 Social Conflict (3)

SOC 412 Sociology of Law (3)

SOC 417 Economy and Society (3)

SOC 451 Family Violence (3)

Track two: For the sociology major (49-50 semester hours)

Complete 36 semester hours of sociology, including required courses for the major and all of the requirements for the criminology minor listed above. A minimum total of 49-50 semester hours in sociology is required for a combined sociology major and criminology minor.

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