Whether you plan to Major in Sociology or Criminology, the only one of our courses you can take in your first year is SOC 1200 (Introduction to Sociology), which is a prerequisite (with a minimum grade of ‘C’) for all other SOC courses (which includes our Criminology courses). To help you choose your other first-year courses, you should consider what courses from other Departments you might want to take now or in the future – whether for your Minor or for other reasons. You should also look at the various degree requirements listed here.
A normal full course load is 30 credit hours per year. An example first-year for a student wanting to Major in Sociology or Criminology may include:
|Credit Hours||Course or Area|
|6||SOC 1200 (Introduction to Sociology)|
|6||An Introductory-level Humanities course (e.g., English, History, Native Studies, Philosophy, any of the languages, etc.) to satisfy the Humanities requirement. (Note that many of these courses will also satisfy the “W – writing” requirement.)|
|6||An Introductory-level Science course (e.g., Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Computer Science, etc.) to satisfy the Science requirement.|
|6 to 12||Additional courses in something that interests you or an area you would like to consider as a Minor. Popular choices for Sociology and Criminology students are the following subjects: Native Studies, Philosophy, Political Studies, and Psychology – but you choose any subject area(s) that interest you.|