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Criminology and Delinquency Minor

(18 credits) 

Coordinator: Jolene Sanders

Criminology is the subfield of sociology that involves the study of crime and criminal behavior; juvenile delinquency refers to crime and criminality among adolescents. This minor is designed for students in majors such as social work, psychology, law and society, education and other fields who have interests and/or career goals in the areas of criminology, corrections, criminal or juvenile justice, criminal law, social policy or human services working with juveniles or within the correctional system.

Requirements for the Minor (12 credits):
  • SOC 101 Principles of Sociology
  • SOC 216 Criminology
  • SOSW 217 Juvenile Delinquency
  • SOC 353 Deviance and Social Control
Two of the following (6 credits):
  • LWPS 230 Introduction to Law
  • PSCI 308 Criminal Law
  • PSY 237 Human Development I: Childhood and Adolescence
  • SOC 215 Social Problems
  • SOC 260 Methods of Social Research
  • SOC 375 Independent Study
  • SOC 399 Internship
  • SOWK 214 Child Welfare: Policies and Services