Sociology majors typically take the following courses in the fall semester of their first year:

First-Year Experience Learning Community Courses

We will register you in these courses.

  1. Philosophy (PHIL 201)
  2. English Composition (ENG 101) OR Theology (TRS 201)

Why am I taking these classes?   Honors students take equivalent honors courses.

Major and Elective Courses

You will need to choose and register for these courses.

  1. Introduction to Sociology (SOC 101) or Global Social Problems and Social Justice (SOC 102)
  2. A foreign language
  3. A course of your choosing

1 st Semester Courses

This area of study focuses on the root causes and implications of crime in societies, the preventative strategies that could control such social behavior, and approaches the study of crime from an evidence-based and Catholic social justice perspective. Since first year courses are rooted in this liberal arts perspective, courses in Sociology and the First-Year Experience complement each other well.

Criminology majors should enroll in SOC 205: Sociology of Crime and Justice.

Analysis of causes and consequences of criminal behavior. Exploration of the racial, socioeconomic, and other factors influencing the definition, treatment, and amelioration of criminal behavior.

Students are also encouraged to take courses reinforcing writing, analytical, and research skills.

Know which courses you want? Get registered.