Sociology Requirements

Sociology Major 

Requirements for the Sociology Major:
With an advisor in the department, design a program with a minimum of 11 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 or criminal justice.

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 111 Controversial Social Issues
  • 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
  • *Certain Special Topics Courses as noted in Course Descriptions

1 additional course from the following criminal justice electives:

  • SOCI 111 Controversial Social Issues
  • SOCI 205 Deviance and Social Control
  • SOCI 350 Topics in Sociology
  • SOCI 360 White-Collar Crime
  • PSYC 302 Clinical Psychology
  • POSC State and Local Government
  • *Certain Special Topics Courses as noted in Course Descriptions

 

Suggested sequence of courses for students majoring in criminal justice:

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:

  • CRMJ 110 Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CRMJ 310 Criminology
  • CRMJ 390 Quantitative Analysis in Criminal Justice

Additional Requirements:
Three additional courses in criminal justice.


Social Work Minor

Requirements for the social work minor:

  • SOCI 105 Introduction to Sociology
  • SOCI 115 Introduction to Social Work
  • SOCI 371 Social Policy and Social Welfare
  • SOCI 383 Quantitative Analysis OR SOCI 385 Qualitative Analysis OR PSYC 290 Psychological Research
  • SOCI 395 Internship

Three additional electives selected from the following list:

  • SOCI-211 Sociology of the Family
  • SOCI-305 Counseling Skills
  • SOCI-261 Gerontology
  • SOCI-320 Social Psychology (or PSYC 303 Social Psychology)
  • SOCI-111 Controversial Social Issues
  • SOCI 370 Health Care Policy
  • SOCI 381 Sociology of Health and Medicine
  • SOCI-250 Special topics in social work
  • PSYC-110 or 111 Psychological Science
  • PSYC 250 Addictive Behaviors
  • PSYC 273 Health Psychology
  • PSYC 301 Developmental Psychology
  • PSYC 302 Clinical Psychology- Abnormal
  • PSYC 304 Cognitive Psychology
  • PUBH 100 Foundations of Public Health
  • PUBH 110 Global Public Health
  • PUBH 250 Special topics in public health (relevant to social work only)

A maximum of 10 credits may be double-counted toward a major and the Social Work minor.

Suggested sequence of courses for students majoring in criminal justice:

First Year

SOCI 105 Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 115 Introduction to Social Work

Second Year

SOCI 371 Social Policy and Social Welfare

Third Year

SOCI 383 Quantitative Analysis OR SOCI 385 Qualitative Analysis OR PSYC 290 Psychological Research

Fourth Year

SOCI 395 Internship

 

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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