Minor Programs

The Florida A&M University CSSAH Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice offers a variety of minors that are designed to help you acquire and develop the skills needed for a successful career.

Should You Get A Minor?

  • The Florida A&M University CSSAH Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice offers a variety of minors that are designed to help you acquire and develop the skills needed for a successful career.
  • By partaking in a minor degree program you are going above and beyond the bare minimum. When you're searching for jobs after graduation, that extra effort can impress potential employers. Having a minor in an area relevant to them is an added bonus. 

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Minor in Sociology

  • Sociology is the scientific systematic study of human social relationships and institutions.
  • Sociology is an extensive field of study that can lead to career possibilities in politics, education, criminology, business, health care, and social work.

 Sociology Minor Requirements

 

Minors in sociology are required to complete a total of eighteen (18) credit hours [12 hours must be satisfied at the upper-division level]. Anthropology coursework, 3000 level or above, may satisfy six (6) credit hours of the minor curriculum. The following course may not be used to satisfy the minor: SYA 4942 Internship.

NOTE: Students who use SYG 2000 Introduction to Sociology and/or ANT 2000 Introduction to Anthropology to satisfy their general education requirements cannot use these courses as part of satisfying their requirements for their minor in Sociology or Anthropology.
  • SYG 2000 Introduction to Sociology (3) required
  • SYA 3010 Sociological Theory (3) required
  • SYA 3300 Research Methods (3) required
  • SYA 3931 Honors Seminar I
  • SYA 3932 Honors Seminar II
  • SYA 4101 Social Behavior
  • SYA 4654 Program Evaluation
  • SYA 4905 Directed Individual Study
  • SYD 3410 Urban Sociology
  • SYD 3600 Community Structure and Analysis
  • SYD 3700 Intergroup Relations in America
  • SYD 3770 Race and Culture
  • SYD 4020 Population Problems
  • SYD 4603 Strategies of Community Development
  • SYD 4730 Sociology of the Black Experience
  • SYO 3102 Family in America
  • SYO 3110 Men, Women and Social Change
  • SYO 3400 Medical Sociology
  • SYO 3440 Rural Sociology
  • SYO 3460 Sociology of Mass Media
  • SYO 3530 Social Stratification
  • SYO 4103 Parenting in America
  • SYO 4160 American Minority Family Systems
  • SYO 4250 Sociology of Education
  • SYP 3000 Social Psychology
  • SYP 3030 Small Groups
  • SYP 3351 Social Movements
  • SYP 3454 Sociology of Globalization
  • SYP 3510 Deviant Behavior
  • SYP 3540 Sociology of Law
  • SYP 4400 Social Change
  • SYD 4513 Environmental Inequality & Justice
  • SYP 4610 Sociology of Culture
  • SYP 4730 Aging in America
  • ANT 3212 Peoples of the World
  • ANT 3241 Magic, Witchcraft and Religion
  • ANT 3340 Caribbean Cultural Patterns
  • ANT 3422 Family and Kinship:  Cross Cultural Perspectives
  • ANT 3351 South African Ethnography
  • ANT 3352 Peoples and Cultures of Africa
  • ANT 3702 International Development
  • ANT 3711 Cross Cultural Conflict Resolution
  • ANT 4905 Directed Individual Study
  • ANT 4930 Special Topics

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Minor in Criminal Justice

  • Criminal Justice is the study of both domestic and international structures, functions, behaviors, and public policies related to the apprehension, prosecution, sentencing, and incarceration of offenders. 
  • Criminal Justice is an extensive field of study that can lead to career possibilities in politics, homeland security, criminology, business, forensic science, and social work.

Criminal Justice Minor Requirements

 

Minors in criminal justice are required to complete eighteen (18) credit hours of course work [15 hours must be satisfied at the 3000 level or above]. The following course may not be used to satisfy the minor: CCJ 4947 Field Experience in Criminal Justice (Internship).

  • CCJ 2010 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3) required
  • CCJ 3117 Theories of Criminal Behavior
  • CCJ 3129 Multicultural Perspectives Adolescence and Adolescent Development
  • CCJ 3621 Patterns of Criminal Behavior
  • CCJ 3934 Junior Seminar Criminal Justice
  • CCJ 4031 Cases in Corrections
  • CCJ 4360 Contemporary Issues in Corrections
  • CCJ 4662 Race, Class and Justice
  • CCJ 4670 Women and Crime
  • CCJ 4703 Qualitative Field Research Methods
  • CCJ 4905 Directed Independent Study
  • CCJ 4930 Special Topics: Contemporary Issues in Law Enforcement
  • CCJ 4932 Contemporary Judicial Issues
  • CCJ 4933 Special Topics: Juvenile Law
  • CCJ 4935 Special Topics: Law and Social Control
  • CCJ 4936 Special Topics: American Criminal Procedures
  • CCJ 4937 Special Topics: Patterns of Criminal Behavior
  • CCJ 4938 Special Topics: Environmental Law and Crime
  • CCJ 4939 Special Topics: Qualitative Field Research Methods
  • CJC 4164 Community Corrections
  • CJE 4065 Police and Society
  • CJJ 3010 Juvenile Delinquency
  • CJJ 3544 Youth Management, Community Organization, and Advocacy
  • CJJ 3545 Social Problems of Youth
  • CJL 3510 American Court System
  • CJL 4012 Penology
  • CJL 4050 Juvenile Law
  • CJL 4064 American Criminal Law
  • CJL 4065 American Criminal Procedure
  • CJL 4565 Law & Social Control

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Minor in Anthropology

  • Anthropology is the study of human beings. Anthropology seeks to help us understand the human experience by looking at it through four major sub-fields: Biological, Archaeological, Linguistics, and Cultural.

  • Biological anthropology studies human beings as a species and how we are similar and different to our living correlates and as well as our extinct human relatives. Archaeology examines material culture and what it says about the human experience.
  • Linguistic anthropology studies both the structural and social implications of language for the human species and cultural.
  • Cultural anthropology seeks to understand the human experience through the lens of human culture. It is the system of practices and institutions of governments directed at upholding social control, deterring and mitigating crime, or sanctioning those who violate laws with criminal penalties and rehabilitation efforts.

Anthropology Minor Requirements

 

Minors in anthropology are required to complete a total 18 credit hours [12 hours must be satisfied at the upper-division level].  Sociology coursework, 3000 level or above, may satisfy six (6) credit hours of the minor curriculum. The following course may not be used to satisfy the minor: SYA 4942 Internship.

NOTE: Students who use ANT 2000 Introduction to Anthropology  and/or SYG 2000 Introduction to Sociology to satisfy their general education requirements cannot use these courses as part of satisfying their requirements for their minor in Anthropology or Sociology.

 

  • ANT 2000 Introduction to Anthropology (3) required
  • ANT 2511 Emergence of Man (3) required
  • ANT 3212 Peoples of the World
  • ANT 3241 Magic, Witchcraft and Religion
  • ANT 3340 Caribbean Cultural Patterns
  • ANT 3422 Family and Kinship:  Cross Cultural Perspectives
  • ANT 3351 South African Ethnography
  • ANT 3352 Peoples and Cultures of Africa
  • ANT 3702 International Development
  • ANT 3711 Cross Cultural Conflict Resolution
  • ANT 4905 Directed Individual Study
  • ANT 4930 Special Topics

 

  • SYA 3931 Honors Seminar I
  • SYA 3932 Honors Seminar II
  • SYA 4101 Social Behavior
  • SYA 4654 Program Evaluation
  • SYA 4905 Directed Individual Study
  • SYD 3410 Urban Sociology
  • SYD 3600 Community Structure and Analysis
  • SYD 3700 Intergroup Relations in America
  • SYD 3770 Race and Culture
  • SYD 4020 Population Problems
  • SYD 4603 Strategies of Community Development
  • SYD 4730 Sociology of the Black Experience
  • SYO 3102 Family in America
  • SYO 3110 Men, Women and Social Change
  • SYO 3400 Medical Sociology
  • SYO 3440 Rural Sociology
  • SYO 3460 Sociology of Mass Media
  • SYO 3530 Social Stratification
  • SYO 4103 Parenting in America
  • SYO 4160 American Minority Family Systems
  • SYO 4250 Sociology of Education
  • SYP 3000 Social Psychology
  • SYP 3030 Small Groups
  • SYP 3351 Social Movements
  • SYP 3454 Sociology of Globalization
  • SYP 3510 Deviant Behavior
  • SYP 3540 Sociology of Law
  • SYP 4400 Social Change
  • SYP 4610 Sociology of Culture
  • SYP 4730 Aging in America