Criminal Justice and Sociology, BS

This combined major educates students in criminal justice and sociology and in the interface between the two disciplines. The scope and sequence of sociology courses provide students with a foundation in social theory and social systems. Criminal justice courses provide a foundation for understanding individual and systemic aspects of criminology and criminal justice. Students successfully completing this program should be able to understand the ways that crime and the justice system are situated in larger social systems and structures.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Criminal Justice Requirements

Criminal Justice Core Requirements
CRIM 1100Introduction to Criminal Justice4
CRIM 2100Criminal Due Process4
CRIM 2200Criminology4
Thematic Elective
Complete one course in the following range:4
Survey Elective
Complete one course in the following range:4
System-Wide Elective
Complete one course in the following range:4
Criminal Justice Electives
Complete two additional CRIM courses.8

Sociology Requirements

Complete a minimum of nine courses in sociology from the requirements below.
Sociology Requirements
SOCL 1101Introduction to Sociology4
SOCL 2300Social Theory4
Sociology Introductory Electives
Complete two courses in the following range:8
SOCL 1200 to SOCL 1999
Sociology Intermediate Electives
Complete two courses in the following range:8
SOCL 2000 to SOCL 3999
Sociology Advanced Elective
Complete one course in the following range:4
SOCL 4000 to SOCL 5999

Introduction, Methods, and Statistics

Introduction
Complete one of the following:1
Criminal Justice at Northeastern
Sociology at Northeastern
Research Methods
SOCL 2321Research Methods in Sociology4
Statistics
CRIM 3700Criminal Justice Statistics4

Supporting Courses

Computer or Data Science
Complete one of the following:4
CS 1100Computer Science and Its Applications4
or DS 2000
and DS 2001
Programming with Data
and Data Science Programming Practicum
Mathematics
Complete one of the following:4
Mathematical Thinking
Calculus for Business and Economics
Calculus 1
Co-op Integration Requirements
Complete before the first co-op:1
Professional Development for Co-op
Complete after the first co-op:1
Co-op Integration Seminar 2
Complete after the second co-op:1
Co-op Integration Seminar 3

Integrative Requirement

Senior Capstone Requirement
CRIM 4949Senior Capstone Seminar4
or SOCL 4600 Senior Seminar
Integrative Elective Courses
Complete one of the following:4
Global Criminology
Gender, Crime, and Justice
Race, Crime, and Justice
Complete one of the following:4
Sociology of Poverty
Social Problems

Program Requirement

128 total semester hours required