Sociology - Criminology, Minor

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 18

Minimum Upper-Division Hours: 9

Program Code: N846

  • The requirements for a minor must be completed concurrently with the major degree requirements.
  • No minor may be added by completing courses after receiving the bachelor’s degree.

At least six (6) credit hours must be earned in courses acceptable for residence credit by standards set forth by the Dodge College of Arts and Sciences, excluding transfer, correspondence, and examination (AP, CLEP, Advanced Standing) credit. Courses for the minor may not be taken Pass/ No Pass.

No single course may be used by a student to satisfy a major requirement and a minor requirement. A course may be used, however, to satisfy both a major support requirement and a minor requirement. 

Requests to substitute a minor requirement must be approved in writing by the Department of Sociology.

Required Courses

Students must successfully complete at least 18 hours of courses acceptable for major credit in Sociology, including at least nine (9) hours at the upper-division level. SOC 3890 will not count toward this total.

Required Courses
SOC 1113Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 3523Criminology3
SOC 3533The System of Criminal Justice3
SOC 3543Sociology of Deviance3
or SOC 3553 Sociology of Law
Choose two additional 3000- or 4000-level courses in Sociology 16
Total Credit Hours18

Excluding Directed Readings, Independent Study, Internship courses, and courses taken through the Independent Study department.

  • Minors in the Dodge College of Arts & Sciences are available to all undergraduate students at OU. If the minor is officially declared, successfully completed, and noted on the graduation application, the student’s transcript will so indicate at the time the bachelor’s degree is posted.