This double major gives students the opportunity to specialize in two related fields and explore the disciplines of sociology and criminology efficiently.
Undergraduate students in the Department of Sociology and Criminology can major in criminology, sociology with AAST dependent major, or acquire a double major in Sociology and Criminology. We also offer two minors: in Criminal Justice and Sociology. Our fully online minor in Criminal Justice and online minor in Sociology count toward the Interdisciplinary Major. We participate in and contribute to African and African American Studies, Latin American & Latino Studies, Gender Studies, Religious Studies, and other interdisciplinary area studies programs.
Sociology is a comprehensive liberal arts degree that provides an excellent foundation and springboard for working in today's diverse social, organizational, non-profit, and business environments. The Sociology major provides marketable skills and competitive edge in research, theory, and data analytics and knowledge related to social institutions, interactions, cultures, social inequality, and organizations.
The criminology major is a comprehensive liberal arts degree that offers marketable skills and distinct advantage to students interested in working in the areas of crime prevention, law enforcement, and the court system. The major provides highly competitive skills in research, theory, and data analytics that prepare students beyond an understanding of criminal procedures or evidence.
MAJOR AND MINOR OPTIONS
18 semester hours in criminal justice and sociology and at least nine hours of 3000-level classes or above are required.
18 semester hours in sociology and at least nine hours of 3000-level classes or above are required.
We offer two Honors Programs in Criminology and Sociology.
Sociology & Criminology Writing Requirements
Prior to graduation, all Sociology and/or Criminology majors are required to complete two writing assignments: the Fulbright College Writing Requirement and the Reflective Essay. Learn more by visiting the pages linked below.
Fully Online Minor Programs
The department also offers a 100% online Criminal Justice Minor and a 100% online Sociology Minor, which count toward the Interdisciplinary Majors. A student must notify the department of her or his intent to minor. Students can do this online by completing the Fulbright College program update form.
Internship & Other Student Opportunities
We offer robust undergraduate internship opportunities that help sociology students develop a better understanding of a prospective career and determine whether their interests match a chosen career path, while simultaneously gaining experience with professionals in the field.
We are delighted that you are interested in undergraduate program in our department.
All incoming undergraduate students apply through general admission to the BA program. All materials should be uploaded through the undergraduate admissions portal.
Final Fall Application Deadline
Late application deadline for fall admission. Last opportunity for students wishing to enroll for the fall semester. All required information must be submitted by this date. Students will be admitted based on the availability of space.
Final Spring Application Deadline
Application deadline for spring admission for all students. Last opportunity for students wishing to enroll for the spring semester. All spring applications must be submitted by this date.
You can now add, drop, or modify your degree plan by completing our online form and responding to the confirmation email.
Sociology Teacher Licensure
All students must complete course requirements for entrance into the M.A.T. degree program. (All course requirements are subject to change. Students must meet requirements at time of application for graduation.)
Licensure for teaching requires completion of the bachelor's degree in Fulbright College and completion for the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree through the College of Education and Health Professions. For more details, please check the current catalog.
Students are advised to obtain an additional licensure area.