Western Kentucky University

Minor in Criminology for Undergraduate Students

The Department of Sociology offers a minor in Criminology. Students interested in government, political science, psychology, forensics, social work, sociology, pre-law, police science, corrections, probation, parole, court administration, or any related academic field or career will find the minor in criminology academically and professionally rewarding. The following are the requirements for the 21-hour minor.

Required Courses (12 Hours):

  • Sociology 309 Social Deviance* 3 hours
  • Sociology 330 Criminology* 3 hours
  • Sociology 332 Juvenile Delinquency* 3 hours
  • Sociology 380 Penology 3 hours
*Criminology, Social Deviance, and Juvenile Delinquency are also available by correspondence. Please contact the Office of Correspondence Study, 105 Garrett Conference Center (270-745-4158).
 

Electives (9 Hours):

  • Sociology 231 Survey of Criminal Justice 3 hours
  • Sociology 232 Introduction to Law Enforcement 3 hours
  • Sociology 233 Alternatives to Confinement 3 hours
  • Sociology 234 Security & Crime Investigation 3 hours
  • Sociology 359 Sexuality & Society 3 hours
  • Sociology 432 Sociology of Criminal Law 3 hours
  • Sociology 434 Organized Crime
  • Sociology 435 Family Violence 3 hours
  • Sociology 438 Victimology 3 hours
  • Sociology 439 Internship in Criminology 3 hours
  • Sociology 446 Gender, Crime and Justice 3 hours
  • Sociology 451 White Collar Crime
  • Political Science 220 Judicial Process 3 hours
  • Political Science 326 Constitutional Law 3 hours
  • Political Science 328 Criminal Justice 3 hours
  • Political Science 350 Political Terrorism 3 hours
  • History 445 American Legal History to 1865 3 hours
  • History 446 American Legal History Since 1865 3 hours
  • Social Work 356 Services to Juvenile Offenders 3 hours
  • Psychology 440 Abnormal Psychology 3 hours
  • Psychology 441 Aspects of Alcoholism 3 hours
  • Psychology 470 Psychology and the Law 3 hours
  • Chemistry 430 Forensic Chemistry 3 hours
  • Public Health 165 Drug Abuse 3 hours
  • Management 210 Organization and Management 3 hours
  • Anthropology 300 Forensic Anthropology 3 hours
*For more information on the minor in Criminology, visit the Sociology Department or contact one of the following sociology advisors: Dr. John Faine, Dr. Edward Bohlander, Dr. Jerry Daday, Dr. Carrie Trojan, Dr. Holli Drummond, Dr. James Kanan, Dr. Matt Pruitt, or Dr. Kate King.
 Last Modified 7/19/13