Twin Cities Campus
Sociology of Law, Criminology, and Deviance Minor
College of Liberal Arts
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.
This program is available:
Students must complete 4 credits before admission to the program.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
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.
SOC 3101 - Introduction to the Criminal Justice System [SOCS, CIV] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 3102 - Introduction to Criminal Behavior and Social Control (3.0 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