Sociology Requirements

Sociology Major 

Requirements for the Sociology Major:
With an advisor in the department, design a program with a minimum of 12 approved courses, distributed as follows:

  • SOCI 105 Introduction to Sociology
  • SOCI 310 Classical Theory
  • SOCI 397 Contemporary Theory
  • SOCI 383 Quantitative Analysis
  • SOCI 385 Qualitative Analysis
  • SOCI 485 Senior Seminar

Additional Requirements:
Five additional elective courses in sociology.

Grades for all courses taken in sociology are used to calculate the average in the major for Departmental Distinction. Students also are required to earn at least A- in Senior Thesis to be eligible for Departmental Distinction.

Suggested sequence of courses for students majoring in sociology:

First Year

SOCI 105 Introduction to Sociology

Second Year

SOCI 310 Classical Theory

SOCI 397 Contemporary Theory

Third Year

SOCI 383 Quantitative Analysis

SOCI 385 Qualitative Analysis

Fourth Year

SOCI 485 Senior Seminar


Criminal Justice Major

Requirements for the Criminal Justice Major:
With an advisor in the department, design a program with a minimum of 12 approved courses, distributed as follows:

  • SOCI 105 Introduction to Sociology
  • CRMJ 110 Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CRMJ 310 Criminology
  • CRMJ 245 Introduction to the Law
  • CRMJ 330 Policing in a Democratic Society
  • CRMJ 320 Juvenile Delinquency
  • CRMJ 340 Punishment and Corrections
  • CRMJ 390 Quantitative Analysis in Criminal Justice
  • CRMJ 490 Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice

Additional Requirements:
2 additional courses in Social Justice

  • SOCI 225 Human Rights
  • SOCI 240 Women and Social Change
  • SOCI 251 Race and Ethnicity
  • SOCI 340 Socio-Political Movements
  • PHIL 271 Values and Society
  • PHIL 336 Ethics

1 additional course from the following:

  • SOCI 111 Controversial Social Issues
  • SOCI 205 Deviance and Social Control
  • SOCI 350 Topics in Sociology
  • PSYC 302 Clinical Psychology
  • POSC State and Local Government

Suggested sequence of courses for students majoring in sociology:

First Year

SOCI 105 Introduction to Sociology

CRMJ 110 Introduction to Criminal Justice

CRMJ 310 Criminology

Second Year

CRMJ 245 Introduction to the Law

CRMJ 330 Policing in a Democratic Society

CRMJ 320 Juvenile Delinquency

CRMJ 340 Punishment and Corrections

Third Year

CRMJ 390 Quantitative Analysis in Criminal Justice

Fourth Year

CRMJ 490 Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice


Sociology Minor

Requirements for the sociology minor:
With an advisor in the department, design a program with a minimum of seven approved courses, distributed as follows:

Three core courses:

  • SOCI 105 Introduction to Sociology
  • SOCI 310 Classical Theory (recommended) OR SOCI 397 Contemporary Theory (with Permission of Instructor)
  • SOCI 383 Quantitative Analysis OR SOCI 384 Quantitative Analysis in Criminal Justice OR SOCI 385 Qualitative Analysis

Additional Requirements:
Four additional courses in sociology.


Criminal Justice Minor

Requirements for the criminal justice minor:
Criminal justice may be selected as a minor program alongside the sociology or other major at Hartwick College.

With an advisor in the department, design a program with a minimum of six approved courses, distributed as follows:

  • SOCI 105 Introduction to Sociology
  • CRMJ 110 Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CRMJ 390 Quantitative Analysis in Criminal Justice

Three additional electives selected from the following list:

  • CRMJ 210 Deviance and Social Control
  • CRMJ 320 Juvenile Delinquency
  • CRMJ 330 Policing in a Democratic Society
  • CRMJ 340 Punishment and Corrections
  • SOCI 251 Race and Ethnicity

Major & Minor Program Worksheets


Three-Year Degree Option

For students majoring in sociology, Hartwick’s Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree Program is a unique opportunity to earn a degree in three years.¬†

Three-Year Degree Program

 

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