B.A. in Sociology with Criminology Concentration

Program Admissions Requirements

There are no program admission requirements for the B.A. in Sociology with Criminology concentration.

General Education

The listing below includes program requirements that also fulfill General Education requirements.

Objective 16
Objective 23
Objective 33
Objective 47
Objective 57
Objective 6 - SOC 11016
Students must fulfill Objective 7 or Objective 83
Objective 7 - SOC 2248 recommended
Objective 8
Objective 9 - SOC 2201 recommended 3
Total Credits38

Major Requirements 

SOC 1101Introduction to Sociology (Partially Fulfills Objective 6 )3
SOC 3301Classical Social Theory3
SOC/SOWK 3308Sociological Methods and Social Work Research3-4
or PSYC 3303 Psychology Research Methods
SOC 3309Social Statistics3
or PSYC 2227 Basic Statistics
SOC 4403Contemporary Social Theory3
SOC 4462Power, Class, and Prestige3
Required Courses for the Criminology Concentration
SOC 2231Juvenile Delinquency3
SOC 2295Criminal Justice Internship4-6
or HSEM 4494 Practicum
SOC 3310Introduction to Criminal Justice3
SOC 4431Criminology3
Complete 9 credits from the following:9
Families in Social Context
Elite Deviance and Crime
Sexual Crimes
Gang Violence
Serial Murder
Guns and Mass Shootings
Prisons, Reentry, Reintegration
Substance Abuse: Family and Community
Fundamentals of Forensic Behavioral Science
Rural Sociology and Community Development
Topics in Criminology 1
Each required and elective major course must be passed with a minimum grade of “C-.”
Total Credits40-43

This course may be repeated with different content.

Recommended Electives

Recommended electives that will satisfy or partially satisfy General Education Requirements
SOC 2201Introduction to Gender and Sexuality Studies (Fulfills Objective 9 )3
SOC 2248Critical Analysis of Social Diversity (satisfies General Education Objective 7)3
SPAN 1101Elementary Spanish I (partially satisfies General Education Objective 4)4
SPAN 1102Elementary Spanish II (partially satisfies General Education Objective 4)4
Recommended additional electives
POLS 2248Politics and the Administration of Justice3
POLS 2249Introduction to Criminal Law3
POLS 4443Civil Rights and Liberties3
PSYC 2200Child Maltreatment3
PSYC 3301Psychopathology3

Degree Totals

Program Admission Requirements0
General Education37
Major Requirements (w/o General Education)37-40
Upper Division Free Electives6
Free Electives37-40
Total Credits 120

Recommended Certificate

The B.A. in Sociology with Criminology Concentration Program recommends that students also complete the Certificate in Forensic Sciences, the coursework for which overlaps substantially with the above major requirements.

Optional Double Major

The B.A. in Sociology with Criminology Concentration Program coordinates with the B.S. in Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) program to offer students the option of pursuing both majors with overlapping coursework. For students who are pursuing both majors, HSEM Upper Division courses may be used to satisfy the Upper Division Free Electives requirement for the B.A. in Sociology with Criminology Concentration Program.


ISU Degree Requirements

ISU General Education

Major Academic Plan (MAP)