Minors

Minor in Criminal Justice

The minor in criminal justice requires five courses in criminal justice, including the following:

  • CJ 200 Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
  • CJ 210 Policing and Society
  • CJ 215 Corrections: Theory and Practice
  • CJ 319 Juvenile Delinquency and the Justice System
  • CJ/SOC 408 Criminology

At least three of the required courses must be taken at Elmhurst College. Courses in criminal justice may be accepted from other colleges.

Minor in Sociology

A sociology minor can significantly enhance both educational and occupational opportunities for students majoring in a variety of fields, including businesseducationintercultural studies,  nursingpolitical sciencepsychologyreligious studies and urban studies.

The requirements for a minor in sociology are four courses including SOC 211 or the equivalent. At least two courses must be taken at the 300 or 400 level. Courses in social work (SOC 308, 404, 406) may not be applied toward the sociology minor. Only one course in Criminal Justice (SOC 319, 340, 408) may be counted toward the sociology minor.

At least two of the courses must be taken at Elmhurst College.

Students majoring in early childhood education or elementary education may choose to satisfy their required minor in sociology. It is recommended that students choose courses from among the following:

  • SOC 211 Society and the Individual-Introductory Sociology
  • SOC 301 Social Problems
  • SOC 304 Race and Ethnic Relations
  • SOC 305 Sex and Gender in Society
  • SOC 317 Marriage and the Family
  • SOC 310 Social Inequality

Minor in Social Work

A minor in social work is useful for students wanting more of the social work application of social science theories and for those intending to do graduate study in social work. Students may be majoring in a variety of fields, including businesseducationnursingpsychologyreligious studies or sociology.

The required courses for the social work minor are the following:

  • SOC 211 Society and the Individual–Introductory Sociology
  • SOC 303 Introduction to Social Work

Additionally, students must take at least two of the following classes (all three are recommended):

  • SOC 308 Social Services for Children and Adolescents
  • SOC 404 Social Work with Individuals and Families
  • SOC 406 Social Work within Groups and Communities

A student may apply one course credit of independent study, SOC 492, or one course credit of independent field work in social work, SOC 490, toward the social work minor in lieu of either SOC 404 or SOC 406. SOC 490 Independent Field Work in Social Work is contingent upon the location of a suitable field site. At least two of the required courses must be taken at Elmhurst College.

A student who is pursuing both a major in sociology and a minor in social work may count only SOC 211 toward both the sociology major and the social work minor. The social work courses SOC 303, SOC 308, SOC 404, and SOC 406, or their equivalent cannot be applied simultaneously toward the sociology major and the social work minor.

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