All students majoring in Criminology and Justice Studies complete a series of required preparatory and core courses that build proficiency in each of the learning objectives listed above.
The required courses include:
- an introduction to justice studies (SOC105);
- an introduction to statistics for the social sciences (SOC 201, or its equivalent);
- a survey of the social correlates of inequality (SOC 311);
- a foundational survey of criminological theory and research (SOC 325);
- an upper division course on quantitative sociological research methods (SOC 360);
- an upper-division survey of criminal justice systems and criminal law: (SOC 442);
- a senior-level capstone experience in community service (SOC 494).