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  Sep 25, 2017
 
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog

Sociology: Concentration in Criminology [SOC_CRIM]


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The criminology concentration in the Sociology/Anthropology Department  is especially relevant to students considering a career in law enforcement and human services agencies such as the federal, state and local police, correctional institutions, security organizations and judicial organizations. The program includes opportunities to earn academic credit for internship experiences with community police, court and probation agencies, juvenile detention centers and other agencies involved in counseling, criminal justice and reform.

Career Potential

  • Law enforcement
  • Youth counseling
  • Private security
  • Correctional institutions
  • Substance abuse counseling
  • Probation work
  • Investigative work
  • Legal careers
  • Social work

Total Credit Hours Required for Major: 36


B. Criminology Concentration Courses, required: 12 credit hours


One additional course chosen from the following:


C. Category Courses: Six-nine credit hours


  • See list under Major in Sociology.
  • Three credit hours from Category A, unless SOC 375 is chosen as the additional criminology course
  • Three credit hours from Category B
  • Three credit hours from Category C

D. Sociology Electives: Three-six credit hours


Options for fulfilling these credit hours include courses from any of the four categories (A, B, C, D), three credit hours of internship (CPV 400), and/or one anthropology course at the 300 or 400 level, excluding ANT 300.

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124


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