BS in Sociology of Law, Criminology, and Deviance

A bachelor of science (BS) in sociology of law, criminology and deviance offers you a broader foundation in statistics, some calculus, and data analysis. Students who choose the BS degree complete the same number of sociology core courses and electives as students in the BA program. Bachelor of science students, like bachelor of arts students, also complete a major project. The BA's second language requirement is replaced by math and statistics courses for students pursuing a BS in sociology. While not required, you may to choose to take a second language, since language skills may still be beneficial for post-graduation goals.

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The BS in sociology allows you to build upon your sociology coursework by pairing your sociology electives with one of four career-oriented sub-plans (tracks).

Sub-Plans

Health Care and Careers

This sociology sub-plan addresses the social and structural factors affecting health and well-being.
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Organization, Business, or Non-Profit

This sociology sub-plan addresses the social and structural factors affecting the world of business, industry, non-profits, non-governmental organizations, and public organizations.
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Policy Analysis

This sociology sub-plan addresses the social and structural factors affecting international relations and domestic policy and politics.
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Quantitative Emphasis

This sociology sub-plan addresses the quantitative research and statistics involved in research methodologies.
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Requirements

Major Project and Honors Proseminar Sequence

Both the bachelor of arts and bachelor of science in sociology require the same number of core and electives courses and include the major project requirement. Learn more about the major project requirement or the Honors Proseminar Sequence.

CLA Requirements

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Transfer Students

Effective fall 2014, transfer students from outside the Twin Cities campus must take at least six upper-level courses from the University of Minnesota Department of Sociology. Find more information for transfer students.

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