Criminology Minor

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Courses within the Criminology minor focus on making, breaking, and societies' reaction to the breaking of laws.  Special attention is given to how systems of power and privilege impact definitions of and implementations of legal and social sanctions.  This minor prepares students to pursue a career as a lawyer, law enforcement, probation and parole, loss prevention specialists, juvenile justice, parole, drug/alcohol rehabilitation, judiciary court systems, and international/federal/state/local government.

The Criminology minor requires 18 hours. 

Course Title Credits
SY 221Introduction to Sociology3
or SY 222 Honors Introduction to Sociology
Select 15 hours from the following:15
Social Problems
Deviant Behavior
Criminology
Juvenile Delinquency
Social Stratification
Ethnic and Minority Group Relations
Drugs and Society
Theories of Gender
Total Hours18