Department Information

Chair:
Dr. Herbert Haines
Sharon Steadman (Acting)
Moffett Center, Room 2120
Phone: 607-753-2726
Fax: 607-753-5973
Email:
amanda.halliwell@cortland.edu
Hours:
8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday
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Program Details

Sociology: Concentration in Criminology [SOC/CRIM] (Major)

The criminology concentration in the Sociology/Anthropology Department is especially relevant to students considering a career in law enforcement and human services agencies such as the federal, state and local police, correctional institutions, security organizations and judicial organizations. The program includes opportunities to earn academic credit for internship experiences with community police, court and probation agencies, juvenile detention centers and other agencies involved in counseling, criminal justice and reform.

Career Potential

  • Law enforcement
  • Youth counseling
  • Private security
  • Correctional institutions
  • Substance abuse counseling
  • Probation work
  • Investigative work
  • Legal careers
  • Social work

Total Credit Hours Required for Major: 36
A. Core Courses, required: 12 credit hours
  • SOC 150 - Introduction to Sociology (3 cr. hr.)
  • SOC 492 - Sociological Theory (3 cr. hr.)
  • SOC 493 - Methods of Social Research I (3 cr. hr.)
  • SOC 494 - Methods of Social Research II (3 cr. hr.)
B. Criminology Concentration Courses, required: 12 credit hours
  • CRM 373 - Deviant Behavior (3 cr. hr.)
    Cross-listed with SOC 373
  • CRM 463 - Criminology (3 cr. hr.)
    Cross-listed with SOC 463
  • CRM 464 - Corrections (3 cr. hr.)
    Cross-listed with SOC 464
  • SOC 373 - Deviant Behavior (3 cr. hr.)
    Cross-listed with CRM 373
  • SOC 463 - Criminology (3 cr. hr.)
    Cross-listed with CRM 463
  • SOC 464 - Corrections (3 cr. hr.)
    Cross-listed with CRM 464
One additional course chosen from the following:
  • CRM 333 - The Police (3 cr. hr.)
    Cross-listed with SOC 333
  • CRM 365 - Sociology of Violence (3 cr. hr.)
    Cross-listed with SOC 365
  • CRM 375 - Sociology of Law (3 cr. hr.)
    Cross-listed with SOC 375
  • CRM 380 - White-Collar Crime (3 cr. hr.)
    Cross-listed with SOC 380
  • CRM 383 - Race, Class, Gender and Crime (3 cr. hr.)
    Cross-listed with SOC 383
  • CRM 462 - Juvenile Delinquency (3 cr. hr.)
    Cross-listed with SOC 462
  • CRM 485 - Capital Punishment (3 cr. hr.)
    Cross-listed with SOC 485
  • SOC 333 - The Police (3 cr. hr.)
    Cross-listed with CRM 333
  • SOC 365 - Sociology of Violence (3 cr. hr.)
    Cross-listed with CRM 365
  • SOC 375 - Sociology of Law (3 cr. hr.)
    Cross-listed with CRM 375
  • SOC 380 - White-Collar Crime (3 cr. hr.)
    Cross-listed with CRM 380
  • SOC 383 - Race, Class, Gender and Crime (3 cr. hr.)
    Cross-listed with CRM 383
  • SOC 462 - Juvenile Delinquency (3 cr. hr.)
    Cross-listed with CRM 462
  • SOC 485 - Capital Punishment (3 cr. hr.)
    Cross-listed with CRM 485
C. Category Courses: Six-nine credit hours
  • See list under Major in Sociology.
  • Three credit hours from Category A, unless SOC 375 is chosen as the additional criminology course
  • Three credit hours from Category B
  • Three credit hours from Category C
D. Sociology Electives: Three-six credit hours

Options for fulfilling these credit hours include courses from any of the four categories (A, B, C, D), three credit hours of internship (CPV 400), and/or one anthropology course at the 300 or 400 level, excluding ANT 300.

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124