Majors and More

Sociology and Anthropology

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology Concentration in Criminology

General Education


Semester Hours

ACAD 101 Principles of the Learning Academy


Shared Skills and Proficiencies
Writing and Critical Thinking    
    WRIT 101 Composition


    HMXP 102      Human Experience 3
    CRTW 201 Critical Reading, Thinking & Writing


Oral Communication See approved list (pdf - 306 KB); may be met with another requirement 0-3
Technology See approved list (pdf - 306 KB) 3
Intensive Writing Met in major with SOCL 516 or 519 0
Constitution Requirement See approved list (pdf - 306 KB); may be met with another requirement 0-3
Physical Activity See approved list; (pdf - 306 KB) 1
Thinking Critically Across Disciplines*    
Global Perspectives See approved list (pdf - 306 KB); may be met in major


Historical Perspectives See approved list (pdf - 306 KB)


Introducing Students to Broad Disciplinary Perspectives*


Social Science See approved list (pdf - 306 KB); must include 2 designators;could be met in major


Humanities and Arts See approved list; must include 2 designators


Quantitative Skills and Natural Science* (3 courses) 9-12
Quantitative Skills See approved list (pdf - 306 KB) (3-8)
Natural Science See approved list (pdf - 306 KB); must include one lab science.  [If 2 courses taken, must be in 2 different groups:  Life, Physical ,Earth]


Subtotal   35-47
*No more than two courses in the major may count toward requirements in these areas  
Requirements in Major  


SOCL 101 or SOCL 201 Social Problems and Social Policy, Principles of Sociology


SOCL 227 Introduction to Criminal Justice Systems


SOCL 298++ Career Development in Sociology 1
SOCL 316**(C- or better required) Social Research I: Statistics


ANTH/SOCL 302 (C- or better required) Anthropological Theory, Social Theory


SOCL 325 Criminology


SOCL 516+ or 519+
Social Research II: Methods, Social Research II: Qualitative Methods


SOCL 598 Senior Seminar in Sociology


Six hours from


SOCL 330 Sociology of Deviant Behavior


SOCL 332 Sociology of Conflict and Conflict Resolution 3
SOCL 335 Law Enforcement and Social Control


SOCL 337 Corrections


SOCL 525 Sociology of Law


Additional hours of SOCL^  


Additional hours of ANTH (may not be used in an ANTH minor)


(must have a total of 6 hours in SOCL or ANTH electives)  


Foreign Language  


General Electives  




 This requirement may be met by a satisfactory score on a recognized examination or by passing any foreign language course numbered 102 or any course with 102 as a prerequisite. 

+C or better required and may not be taken on the S/U basis

++Students entering in the major with 60 or more completed hours should substitute another 1-credit hour SOCL or ANTH course for this requirement.  

^SOCL 314 recommended

**Students with double majors in Psychology and Sociology or Sociology majors with a minor in Psychology may substitute PSYC 301 (with a grade of C- or higher) for SOCL 316 provided they complete an additional course in Sociology. Consult advisers for appropriate courses.

The student must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours of SOCL/ANTH courses in residence at Winthrop University. Although not specifically required, students are strongly encouraged to take related courses in ECON, HIST, MATH, PLSC and PSYC.

Not more than 36 hours in any one subject designator may be applied toward the major for a BA degree.

Sociology majors are required to enroll in SOCL 316 the first semester after admission to the major, and they may not enroll in more than one SOCL/ANTH course per semester (apart from SOCL 316 or SOCL/ANTH302) until they complete both SOCL 316 and SOCL/ANTH 302 with a grade of C or better. Sociology majors must attain a C or better in SOCL/ANTH302 and SOCL316 to enroll in SOCL516. Sociology majors must attain a C or better in SOCL516 to complete the major. Sociology majors are limited to a total of three hours credit in ANTH 463-464, ANTH 340, SOCL463-464 or SOCL 340 towards the sociology major.

For additional degree requirements, pleasevisit the Degree Requirements page.