The criminology minor emphasizes criminological theory and research and is an introduction to the concept of deviance and related issues of criminal behavior. The minor is grounded in sociological theory and methods and allows students flexibility in the choice of specialized criminological study such as, juvenile delinquency, sociology of law, formal institutions of social control, community and crime, and data analysis in criminology. No courses for the minor may be taken for S/U credit.
The Criminology minor consists of 16 hours. Any student seeking a minor must consult with a minor advisor on a plan of work, and must file a copy of this plan with the minor advisor at least one semester before graduation.
Required Courses (13 credit hours)
SOC 202 Principles of Sociology (3 cr)
SOC 206 Social Deviance (3 cr)
SOC 306 Criminology (3 cr)
SOC 300 Social Research Methods* (4 cr)
*If a student successfully completes PS371 or PSY240/241 with a 'C-' or better, the SOC300 requirement will be waived, but three (3) additional hours of sociology are required at the 300 or 400 level. PSY 230 can not be used as a substitute for SOC 300.
Note that SOC300 has a prerequisite or co-requisite, ST311 - Introduction to Statistics.
Elective Courses (3 credit hours)
**Elective course. Students must choose 1 course (3 hours) from the following list:
SOC 425 Juvenille Delinquency
SOC 427 Sociology of Law
SOC 428 Formal Institutions of Social Control
SOC 429 Data Analysis in Criminology
SOC 430 Community and Crime
SOC (PS) 432 Violence, Terrorism, and Public Policy
SOC 445 Inequality, Ideology, and Social Justice
Admissions and Certification of Minor
To be admitted to the program, a student must have a GPA of at least 2.0. Students may declare their intention to complete the minor by submitting the Declare a Minor form to the minor advisor. Delcaring a minor early will help ensure you have access to courses that may restrict seats to departmental majors and minors. Should students wish to transfer a course from another institution toward the minor, they should consult Jenny Rasch, advisor for the minor.
The minor should be declared as soon as the student makes the decision to pursue a minor. Minor coursework must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program. Paperwork to declare the minor can be found outside room 352 in the 1911 Building and should be completed no later than the registration period for the student's final semester at NC State. Students should see the person listed below for certification of the minor.
Contact PersonJenny R. Rasch