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.
(19-50 semester hours)
Select track one or track two for your program.
Track 1: For the non-sociology major (19-20 semester hours)
|Complete the following in this order:|
|SOC 151||Social Relations||3-4|
|or SOC 153||Sociology in a Global Context|
|SOC 409||Systems of Justice||3|
|SOC 440C||Field Experience in Sociology 1||4|
|SOC 410/SOC 510||Topics in Criminology||3|
|or SOC 413||Juvenile Delinquency|
|Select a minimum of three semester hours of the following:||3|
|Race and Ethnic Relations|
|Sociology of Law|
|Economy and Society|
|Total Credit Hours||19-20|
While students can earn up to 16 credit hours for SOC 440C (field placement), only 4 may count toward the sociology major and/or criminology minor.
Track 2: For the sociology major (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 50 semester hours in sociology is required for a combined sociology major and criminology minor.