Minors & Combined Programs
Requirements for the combined liberal arts major in sociology/anthropology (B.A.)
To earn a Bachelor of Arts with a combined major in sociology/anthropology, students must complete a minimum of 20 credits in sociology and 20 credits in anthropology including the following:
1. SOC 100, 202, 203
2. AN 101, 102
3. SOC 400 or AN 470
: No more than 8 credits counted toward the major may be taken in SOC/AN 190, 392, 399 or 480.
Requirements for modified majors in sociology and/or anthropology with a linguistics concentration (B.A.)
To earn a modified major in sociology with a concentration in linguistics, students must complete a minimum of 20 credits in sociology, including SOC 100, 202, 203, 400, and a minimum of 20 credits in linguistics including LIN 201, 303, 304, and either 403 or 404, and LIN/SOC 376.
To earn a modified major in anthropology with a concentration in linguistics, students must complete AN 101 and 102, plus a minimum of 12 additional credits in anthropology and 20 credits in linguistics, including: LIN 201, 303, 304, and either 403 or 404, and either LIN/AN 374 or 375.
Requirements for a liberal arts minor in sociology or anthropology
To earn a minor in sociology, students must complete SOC 100 plus a minimum of 16 additional credits in sociology, 12 of which must be at the 300-400 level. To earn a minor in anthropology, students must complete AN 101 and 102 plus a minimum of 12 credits in anthropology courses at the 300-400 level.
Requirements for a liberal arts minor in criminal justice
To earn a minor in criminal justice, students must complete: CRJ 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice, CRJ 200 Criminological Theory, one core criminal justice course (CRJ 323 Juvenile Delinquency, CRJ 324 Corrections & Rehabilitative Programs, CRJ 327 Police & Society, or CRJ 329 Criminal Law & the Courts), and two criminal justice electives (see complete list here.)
Requirements for the secondary teaching minor in sociology (STEP)
Generally a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 is required in courses included in the minor, with no single course grade below 2.0. Second undergraduate degree candidates completing the minor may be required to take additional courses at Oakland University beyond the stated minimums. Students must consult with the secondary education minor adviser in the department.
The secondary teaching minor in sociology requires a minimum of 24 credits including:
SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 205 Current Social Problems
SOC 331 Racial and Ethnic Relations
2. One course from each of the following areas:
Social Problems: SOC 240, 300 or 315
Social Inequality: SOC 301, 336 or 352
Interpersonal Relations: SOC 335, 337 or 402
3. SED 427 Methods of Teaching Secondary Students
Transfer agreement programs in sociology with a specialization in criminal justice
The Department of Sociology/Anthropology offers the B.A. in sociology with a specialization in criminal justice as part of an articulation agreement with Oakland Community College in Auburn Hills and with Macomb Community College. Under the terms of these agreements, students who earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in criminal justice or in law enforcement, or in corrections at Oakland Community College or an Associate of Applied Science degree in law enforcement at Macomb Community College, may transfer to Oakland University and earn a B.A. in sociology with a criminal justice specialization. Students must meet the requirements at their respective institutions; at OU that means completing university general education, U. S. diversity, college distribution and major requirements. A brochure detailing the guidelines and required courses is available in the department and in the College of Arts and Sciences Advising Office.