Pre-Law Course Offerings in Sociology

Pre-Law Course Offerings in Sociology

The Department of Sociology has created a Pre-Law Outreach program for students wishing to attend law school and work in the criminal justice system. Although the American Bar Association does not recommend a specific undergraduate major to students wishing to obtain a degree in law, they encourage students to pursue an area of interest. To this end, the Department of Sociology has designated courses and cognates that provide students the opportunity to become well versed in the sociological theories, paradigms and research efforts directly pertinent to the law, criminal behavior, or the criminal justice system. Students with these interests should consider a major or minor in Criminology or Sociology.


Sociology Courses for Pre-Law Interested Students

  • SOC 101  Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC 270  Deviant Behavior
  • SOC 271  Criminal Justice
  • SOC 303  Social Inequalities
  • SOC 304  Dynamics of Poverty in the United States
  • SOC 365  Internship
  • SOC 368  Violence in America
  • SOC 369  Crime and Public Policy
  • SOC 370  Juvenile Delinquency
  • SOC 371  Criminology
  • SOC 372  Criminology: Police and Community
  • SOC 373  Criminology: Courts and Society
  • SOC 374  Criminology: Corrections
  • SOC 377  Sociology of Drug Abuse
  • SOC 378  Criminology: Law and Society
  • SOC 487  Race, Ethnicity, and Criminal Justice
  • SOC 488  Gender and Crime

Sociology Courses for Pre-Law Interested Students

In addition to these courses, the Department of Sociology administers People and Society cognates that may be of interest to Pre-Law students:

Criminology

Pre-Law: Social Foundations of the Legal System

Race and Ethnic Relations in the US

Social Institutions