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Department: Psychology

Psychology

Minors

Minor in Criminology

The minor in criminology offers students a basic understanding of criminal behavior and the criminal justice response in the context of today’s society. The Criminology minor consists of seven courses:

Introductory Sociology
Introduction to Criminology
Research Methods I
Theories of Crime and Social Deviance

Two electives:
Problems in American Society
Social Justice
The Criminal Justice System
Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice
Juvenile Delinquency
Social Deviance
Sociology of Law
Honors: Social Problems

Senior Experience: Psycho-Social Approach to Criminal Behavior, Advanced Topics, Practicum I, or Independent Research

Minor in Sociology

Sociology fosters a liberal education through an in-depth understanding of the social world and social justice. Sociology courses critically examine identity, groups, culture and social structure. The minor in Sociology consists of seven courses:

Introductory Sociology
Race, Class and Gender
Sociological Theory
Research Methods I

Two electives:
Introduction to Criminology
Sociology of the Family
Problems in American Society
Social Justice
Theories of Social Deviance and Criminology
Gender Roles or Honors: Sociology of Gender Roles

Senior Experience: Advanced Topics, Practicum I, or Independent Research

Minor in Forensic Psychology

The minor in forensic psychology focuses on counseling and communication skills to prepare students to interface with victim or offender populations.

Introductory Psychology
Introduction to Criminology
Theories of Personality
Introduction to Counseling
Theories of Crime and Social Deviance
Abnormal Psychology
Psycho-Social Approach to Criminal Behavior
History and Systems of Psychology