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The Criminology Minor

A minor in criminology helps students prepare for a wide variety of professional careers in law and criminal justice as well as for advanced study in sociology, criminology, criminal justice or law.

Criminology minors in good standing are invited each year to submit term papers or sociological research projects (including Honors theses and Independent Study final papers) written within the current academic year for consideration for the Best Undergraduate Student Paper Award. Click here for details about eligibility and submission.

Required Courses for the Minor:
SOC 206, Social Problems
SOC 307, Criminology
Four sociology electives from the following list:

SOC 121, Substance Use & Abuse
SOC 311, Drugs & Society
SOC 317, Criminal Justice Systems
SOC 319, Juvenile Justice
SOC 337, Sociology of Punishment
SOC 345, Sociology of Deviance
SOC 366, Crime & Popular Culture
SOC 373, Sociology of Law
SOC 387, Race & Racism
SOC 482, Advanced Topics in Social Justice, Crime, and Law

For detailed information about the criminology minor, see the UB Undergraduate Catalog: Sociology.

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