(20-50 semester hours)


Open to all majors. This minor focuses on: (1) applying the sociological perspective in relation to crime and criminal law; (2) examining adult and juvenile offending; (3) critically evaluating the role of the criminal justice system as well as criminal justice actors and institutions (e.g., law enforcement, corrections); and (4) demonstrating the use of the social scientific method to study crime. A crucial element of this minor is the completion of an internship in an agency, program, or organization within the criminal justice system.


With the exception of the fieldwork, courses must be taken for a grade (not credit/no-credit). Students planning to take this minor should consult with the chief departmental adviser.


Department of Sociology and Gerontology
375 Upham Hall
Oxford, OH 45056