Sociology

Option II: Criminology and Criminal Justice

Criminology and Criminal Justice (Option II) is intended for those students who have an interest in the study of criminology and criminal justice. It provides students with a theoretical as well as practical foundation for an understanding of criminal and deviant behavior. In addition, this option provides the student with skills for further education or entry level practice in the areas of corrections, administration of justice and criminal justice systems.

Lower division requirements: 13 Units

  • SOC 150 Introductory Sociology 3

  • SOC 202 Sociological Analysis 3

  • SOC 250 Introduction to Criminology & Criminal Justice 3

  • MATH 140 Introductory Statistics 4

Upper division requirements: 27-28 Units

  • SOC 345 Social Psychology 3

  • SOC 364 / L Social Statistics & Laboratory 4

  • SOC 368 / S Sociological Theory I and Seminar 5

  • SOC 426 Social Legislation & Social Policy 4

  • SOC 468 / S Sociological Theory II and Seminar 5

  • SOC 497 / L Methods of Social Research & Laboratory 4

Select one of the following:
  • SOC 498BEE Field Study and Reports 2

  • SOC 498CEE Field Study and Reports 3

Electives: 12 Units, 6 from each category

Category I: Criminology
Choose at least 3 units from A and 3 units from B

A: (300-level - choose 3 units)

  • SOC 304 Sociology of Deviance 3

  • SOC 348 Juvenile Delinquency 3

  • SOC 355 Criminology 3

B: (400-level - choose 3 units)

  • SOC 418 Women & Crime 3

  • SOC 438 Diversity & Crime 3

  • SOC 485A Special Topics in Criminology 3


Category II: Criminal Justice (Choose 6 units)

  • SOC 434 Sociology of Law 3

  • SOC 454 Policing Society 3

  • SOC 474 Corrections 3

  • SOC 485B Special Topics in Criminal Justice 3

Total credit requirements: 52-53 Units

4- and 5-year Degree Completion Program