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Core Course Work

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).