What is Criminology?
Criminology is a sub-field within Sociology that examines the definitions, forms, causes, and societal reactions to norm-violating and criminal behavior. The Criminology minor provides a foundation for students seeking to supplement their major area of study by facilitating the development of a substantive knowledge base and critical thinking skillset. The curriculum also provides an important foundation for students interested in pursuing graduate studies in criminology, sociology, law, or justice.
The required and elective “core” courses for the minor offer an introduction to criminology, juvenile delinquency, policing & society, and the sociology of rights, justice, & the law, while the electives provide additional exposure to various forms of social inequality as well as the study of crime, deviance, and social control.
The Criminology minor is open to all majors.