(20-50 semester hours)
Open to all majors, 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 this minor is the completion of an internship in an agency, program, or institution within the criminal justice system.
Students should consult with the chief departmental adviser before spring break of their sophomore year for admission to the minor or thematic sequence. Prerequisites for application are completion of SOC 151 or 152 and a minimum overall g.p.a. of 2.5. Because the required courses are sequential and space is limited, students may need instructors' permission to register for Criminology (SOC 352), Systems of Justice (SOC 409), and Topics in Criminology (SOC 410), and Juvenile Delinquency (SOC 413).
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Department of Sociology and Gerontology
375 Upham Hall