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.

Sociology Major

Sociology electives: 4 credits
SOC 101SS - Principles of Sociology
SOC 202 - Social Problems
SOC 210 - Marriage and Family
SOC 304CC - Ethnicity, Power and Identity
SOC 309 - Sociology of Gender
SOC 340 - Sociological Research
SOC 351WI - Ethnographic Research
SOC 401 - Sociological Theory
Cognate requirements
Choose one course
PSY 100SS - Exploring Psychology
PSY 214x - Social Psychology
Total credits required: 40


Students intending to do graduate work in sociology are urged to take MAT216, Advanced Statistical Methods and SOC341x, Philosophy of Social Science.

PSY214x cannot double count for both a sociology elective course and the cognate requirement.