SUNY Oneonta

Criminal Justice Major Requirements

Required Courses:

SOCL 100 Introduction to Sociology*

3 s.h.

SOCL 175 Introduction to Criminal Justice*

3 s.h.

SOCL 209 Social Research Methods*

3 s.h.

SOCL 270 Criminology*

3 s.h.

SOCL 273 Juvenile Delinquency*

3 s.h.

Select One

3 s.h.

SOCL 313 Perspectives and Theories in Sociology*


SOCL 314 Criminological Theory*


Select One

3 s.h.

SOCL 237 Sociology of Women


SOCL 260 Social Class


SOCL 261 Sociology of Ethnic Relations


SOCL 279 Race, Crime and Justice


ALS 273 Race, Class, Gender & Culture


Two other courses in Sociology at the 200-level or above not listed below

6 s.h.


Total Required Courses 27-30 s.h.

* Must pass with a grade of "C" or better.

Major Related Courses:

PSYC 100 Introduction to Psychology

3 s.h.

Select one of the following

3 s.h.

PHIL 102 Ethics


POLS 230 Public Administration


SOCL 269 Integrity and Public Service



Total Major Related Courses 6 s.h.


Choose at least three courses from the following:

9 s.h.

ALIT 303 Literature of Imprisonment


POLS 243 Civil Rights and Liberties


POLS 245 Law, Courts, and Politics


SOCL 238 Violence in Relationships


SOCL 246 Sociology of Law


SOCL 258 Drugs and Society


SOCL 267 Gender & Crime


SOCL 269 Integrity and Public Service
(if not used above)


SOCL 272 Deviant Behavior


SOCL 274 Corrections


SOCL 276 Interrogation in Multicultural Perspective


SOCL 277 Police and Society


SOCL 278 Prison and Prisoners in American Society


SOCL 279 Race, Crime, and Justice
(if not used above)


SOCL 304 The Sexual Offender


SOCL 305 Comparative Criminal Justice


SOCL 306 Terrorism, Risk and Society


SOCL 307 Cults, Utopias & Criminals


SOCL 308 Communities, Networks & Crime


SOCL 314 Criminological Theory (if not taken above)


SOCL 397 Field Experience in Sociology



Program Total 42 s.h.

Please be sure to check for prerequisites for the different classes in both your major and/or minor.

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