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2024-2025 Catalog

Sociology, Justice, Law, and Society Emphasis, B.A.


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In addition to adhering to General Education  and School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts Requirements , the Sociology major requires at least 48 units in Sociology and related courses (some of which simultaneously meet general education requirements). Courses in the major emphasis must be taken for a letter grade, and specifically may not be taken on a pass/no pass basis unless the course is only offered on a pass/no pass basis.

Sociology, Justice, Law, and Society Emphasis, B.A. Four-Year Course Plan  

Lower Division Major Requirements [20 Units]


Lower Division Major Core Requirement [12 units]


Complete the following courses:

Lower Division Emphasis Track Requirement [4 units]


Complete the following course:

Additional Elective Requirement [4 units]


Complete at least one additional lower division Sociology courses, not including courses numbered in the 090s.

Upper Division Major Requirements [28 Units]


Upper Division Major Core Requirement [8 units]


Complete the following courses:

Justice, Law, and Society Emphasis Requirements [12 units]


The emphasis in Justice, Law, and Society offers an innovative framework for examining legal ideas, institutions, structures, and practices. The emphasis is designed for students interested in crime, victimization, and the social, political, economic, and cultural forces that interact with the law, controversial social and political issues, and the distinction between law on the books and how people experience law in their everyday lives. Students will gain knowledge of contemporary and historical social justice, inequality, and crime in a variety of contexts and power dimensions including race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, indigeneity, and citizenship and migration status. Students will combine core classes in law and society and criminology with two electives, dependent on their specific interests. The emphasis prepares students for law school; graduate school in sociology, criminology, and other related disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields; and for a variety of careers in which they can create meaningful change in the world including careers in social work, policy, nonprofit administration, social justice and human rights advocacy, community organizing, and law and legal services, among others.

Additional Elective Requirement [8 units]


Complete at least two additional upper division Sociology courses, not including courses numbered in the 190s.

Transfer Students


Transfer students who wish to major in Sociology should complete the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) at their community college. Transfer students may not be admitted to the Sociology major without specific major preparation. Below are the Transfer Admission Criteria for the Sociology Major.

Transfer Selection Criteria


To be admitted to the Sociology major transfer students must meet the following requirements:

Applicants will, at the time of admission have completed at minimum each of the following courses (or their equivalent) with a “C-” or better:

AND, at least one of the following courses from the following course ranges:

  • SOC 011-SOC 014 or
  • SOC 016-SOC 089

 

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