Core Coursework

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: Addressing learning objectives 1,2, 3 and 6);
  • an introduction to statistics for the social sciences (SOC 201, or its equivalent: Addressing learning objectives 4 and 6);
  • a survey of the social correlates of inequality (SOC 311: Addressing learning objectives 1, 2, 3, 6 and 7);
  • a foundational survey of criminological theory and research (SOC 325: Addressing learning objectives 1, 2, 3, 6 and 7);
  • an upper division course on quantitative sociological research methods (SOC 360: Addressing learning objectives 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 7);
  • an upper-division survey of criminal justice systems and criminal law: (SOC 442: Addressing learning objectives 1,2, 4, 5, 6 and 7);
  • a senior-level capstone experience in community service (SOC 495: Addressing learning objectives 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7).