Sociology and criminal justice programs

As a sociology/criminal justice major, you’ll study people in groups: peer and family groups, political parties, religious groups, minority groups, and entire societies. You’ll investigate and debate social problems like poverty, war and crime—all in an effort to understand how people might relate to one another in a way that promotes restoration and reconciliation.

Our department's mission is to train you to think critically about the social world, help you develop skills for conducting social research, and engage you in exploring the diversity of the human experience. We want our sociology graduates to apply their skills to the pursuit of justice as they live out their calling in careers and communities around the world.

Cultural Studies Minor

SOC 290CC - Cultural Anthropology
SOC 351WI - Ethnographic Research
Electives: 16 credits
Up to 16 credits from a semester abroad from an accredited institution.
ENG 225 - Literature of the Developing World
ENG 386 - The Other America
GER 202 - Intermediate German Language and Culture
GEN 316 - Cross-cultural Preparation
GEN 350 - Topics in Cross-Cultural Studies
KIN 360 - Sport in Societies
MUS 320CC - World Musics
PSC 260CC - Human Geography
REL 390 - World Religions
SOC 304CC - Ethnicity, Power and Identity
SOC 317x - American Indian Societies and Cultures
SPA 202 - Intermediate Spanish Language and Culture
SPA 351 - Survey of Hispanic Literature from Spain
SPA 352 - Survey of Hispanic Literature from the Americas
Total credits required: 24

Note: After completing the coursework for this minor, students are also required to complete a 2,000 word (minimum) reflection paper. Consult the sociology department for guidelines related to the content, focus, and submission of this paper.