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Sociology of Law, Criminology, and Deviance Minor

College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2012
  • Required credits in this minor: 16
Sociologists study human social behavior. More specifically, sociology examines how we group ourselves (families, social groups, formal organizations, societies); how we behave in groups (collective action, social change, crime and delinquency); and how characteristics like age, race, social class, and gender affect our relationships with each other and with organizations and institutions.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete 4 credits before admission to the program.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Preparatory Courses
SOC 1001 - Introduction to Sociology [SOCS, DSJ] (4.0 cr)
or SOC 1011V - Honors: Introduction to Sociology [SOCS, DSJ, WI] (4.0 cr)
or Equivalent Transfer Course
Minor Requirements
All courses must be taken A-F with a final grade of at least C- in each course. Transfer students must meet the requirements either through approved coursework completed at their transfer institution or at the University of Minnesota, with at least 6 credits (at least two courses) from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Department of Sociology.
Minor Courses
SOC 3101 - Introduction to the Criminal Justice System [CIV] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 3102 - Introduction to Criminal Behavior and Social Control (3.0 cr)
SOC 3701 - Social Theory (4.0 cr)
or SOC 3811 - Basic Social Statistics [MATH] (4.0 cr)
or SOC 3801 - Sociological Research Methods (4.0 cr)
Take one upper level non-criminology sociology course and two 41xx courses chosen from the LCD area of sociology.
Two 41xx courses (6 credits) from LCD area of sociology.
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· SOC 3xxx
· SOC 4xxx
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