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2019-2020 Edgewood College Catalog 
2019-2020 Edgewood College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology, Criminology Concentration, BS

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Students majoring in Sociology gain understanding of the ways individuals are affected by each other and the groups to which they belong. They explore the importance of race, class, gender, sexuality, religion and age in the workings of society as well as the possibility of social change. Sociological knowledge, research and analytical skills are applied in a variety of business, social service, and other organizational settings.

The major consists of 42 credits, to include:

Sociology Major Requirements

Social Science Interdisciplinary

Social Science Interdisciplinary Sequence (12 credits):

Recommended Course

(3 credits): 

Required Courses

Eight credits from the list below:


At least twenty-two credits from the following electives to complete the 42 credit minimum:

Concentration Requirements

Students who complete the criminology concentration will take coursework in the Criminal Justice program, some of which is cross-listed with sociology. Students with this concentration will take coursework related to crime and the criminal justice system, which can prepare them to enter professions that deal with victims of crimes and others in the legal or social service realm.

With consultation with the Criminal Justice advisor, students would select 12 credits from the following options:

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