Deviance, (Minor)

About the Program: 

Applications may be obtained in the Sociology Department office, Classroom Building B307. Students who expect to use transfer courses must be certain these courses are acceptable to the department. All two-year college courses are lower-division courses and may not be substituted for sociology upper-division courses.

Students are reminded of the college requirements. At least three of the courses must be completed at this college; a 2.0 is required for admission; a minor may not be selected from the same discipline as the student’s major; pass/fail courses may not be used in the minor; only two lower division courses may be in a minor.

Program Requirements: 

A. Required Courses (6 hours)
SOC100 Introduction to Sociology
SOC370 Sociology of Deviant Behavior

B. Deviance Courses (9 hours)
Three of the following

SOC380 Sociology of Crime
SOC381 Sociology of Violence
SOC382 Sociology of Law
SOC383 Sociology of Punishment/Corrections
SOC390 Juvenile Delinquency
SOC392 Sociology of Addiction
SOC393 Sociology of Mental Illness

C. Sociology Elective (3 hours)
One of the following
SOC240 Analyzing Social Problems
SOC330 Social Psychology
SOC340 Sociology of the City
SOC350 Power, Class, and Inequality
SOC351 Sociology of Race and Ethnicity


Buffalo State •  1300 Elmwood Avenue  •  Classroom Building B307
Buffalo, NY 14222  •  Phone: (716) 878-5411 •  Fax: Fax: (716) 878-4009