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Majors and More

Sociology and Anthropology

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology Concentration in Criminology

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology-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; may be met with another requirement 0-3
    Technology See approved list 3
    Intensive Writing Met in major with SOCL/ANTH 302 0
    Constitution Requirement See approved list; may be met with another requirement 0-3
    Physical Activity See approved list; 1
Thinking Critically Across Disciplines*    
Global Perspectives See approved list; could be met in major


Historical Perspectives See approved list


Introducing Students to Broad Disciplinary Perspectives*


Social Science See approved list; 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 (3-8)
Natural Science See approved list; must include one lab science.  [If 2 courses taken, must


  be in 2 different groups:  Life, Physical ,Earth]  
Subtotal   32-47
*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 316+** Social Research I: Statistics


ANTH/SOCL 302+ Anthropological Theory, Social Theory


SOCL 325 Criminology


SOCL 516+ Social Research II: Methods


SOCL 598 Senior Seminar in Sociology


Six hours from


SOCL 330 Sociology of Deviant Behavior


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.

**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.

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

Although not specifically required, students are strongly encouraged to take related courses in ECON, HIST, MATH, PLSC and PSYC.

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, please visit the Degree Requirements page.

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