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Areas of Academic Concentration and Certificate Programs in Sociology

Academic Concentrations Within Sociology

The Department of Sociology offers the following areas of academic concentration for students with specific interests in gerontology and criminology. The areas of concentration are designed so they can be completed as part of the normal progression through the electives associated with the Sociology major or minor. Completion of the concentration requirements will be noted on academic transcripts.

Although we offer these concentrations, they are not a graduation requirement. Please visit with your academic advisor if you would like additional information about academic concentrations.

Requirements for the Gerontology Concentration

Please contact Dr. Jerri Bullard at 765-4531 for information concerning our Certificate in Gerontology Program.

COURSES (the following 12 hours come from the required 15 hrs. of electives within the Sociology major or minor) CREDIT
Medical Sociology (SO 307) 3
Aging and Society (SO 308) 3
Death and Dying (SO 309) 3
Gerontology (SO 403) 3

Requirements for the Criminology Concentration

COURSES (the following 12 hours come from the required 15 hrs. of electives within the Sociology major or minor) CREDIT
Juvenile Delinquency (SO 306) 3
Criminology (SO 323) 3
Theories of Deviance (SO 400) and 3
Law and Society (SO 430) 3