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Criminology Minor - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: , CIP: 45.0401 Criminology)

Department of Sociology

430 Park Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4670

Dr. Robert Adelman
Department Chair

Dr. Kristen Schultz Lee
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Completing the Criminology Minor Program

Academic Requirements

Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall.
Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall in the prerequisite courses.

Academic Advice

At least 12 of the 18 credits in the criminology minor must be 300- to 400-level. Students may substitute one elective with a course from outside the Department of Sociology, with permission of the Undergraduate Studies Committee. No more than two courses may be used to satisfy credit requirements in the student's major, other minors, or programs.

Transfer Credit Policy

Students may transfer sociology courses taken elsewhere; however, the department accepts no more than 9 credit hours of appropriate sociology courses toward the minor requirements. Course descriptions and syllabi may need to be provided to the department.

SUNY Seamless Transfer is a SUNY-wide program intended to make transferring to UB and other SUNY Schools simple and efficient for SUNY students. SUNY has defined courses that SUNY students can take before transferring which will apply to the major at UB and ensure timely graduation.

Information about the Transfer Path for this major can be found on the SUNY Website.

Students are encouraged to contact their academic advisor or department to discuss how their coursework will apply to their degree.

Prerequisite Courses

SOC 206 Social Problems
One other course from the list of approved minor courses

Required Courses

SOC 206 Social Problems
SOC 307 Criminology

Four Electives from this list:

SOC 311 Drugs & Society
SOC 317 Criminal Justice Systems
SOC 319 Juvenile Justice
SOC 327 Victims & Victimization
SOC 337 Sociology of Punishment
SOC 339 Crime & the Life Course
SOC 343 Gender & Crime
SOC 345 Sociology of Deviance
SOC 347 Schools & Crime
SOC 356 Green Criminology
SOC 357 Race, Crime & Criminal Justice
SOC 366 Crime & Popular Culture
SOC 373 Sociology of Law
SOC 387 Race & Racism
SOC 388 Communities & Crime
SOC 396 Global Criminology
SOC 482 Advanced Topics in Social Justice, Crime, and Law

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Criminology Minor
Total Credits Required for Minor/Certificate18

Minors and certificates must be completed in conjunction with a major and all university degree requirements must be met.

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or minor requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Published: Dec 05, 2019 11:41:05