Department of Psychology and Sociology

Department website: https://www.tamuk.edu/artsci/departments/psyc/index.html

The Department of Psychology and Sociology offers graduate programs in criminology, psychology, and sociology.

Counseling Psychology, M.A./General Psychology, M.S.

The graduate program in Psychology offers two psychology degrees:

  • Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology
  • Master of Science or Master of Arts in General Psychology

All graduate psychology programs offer thesis and non-thesis options.

Students applying to either of these psychology graduate programs must have at least 18 semester hours of undergraduate psychology. Prerequisites for both programs include courses in statistics and experimental psychology/research methods.

For the MA in Counseling, the 18 semester hours must include courses in: abnormal psychology, personality theory, and developmental psychology (lifespan, child, adolescent, or adult development).

For the MS in General Psychology the 18 hours must include three of the following courses: cognitive psychology, learning and memory, social psychology, biopsychology, physiological psychology, sensation and perception, personality, abnormal, developmental psychology (lifespan, child, adolescent, or adult development), and/or history and systems of psychology.

Additional undergraduate courses may be needed to allow students to enroll in specific TAMUK graduate courses. Applicants to the programs must have an undergraduate Psychology GPA of at least 3.0 and a preferred GRE score of 297 (Verbal and Quantitative).

To apply for admission to either of the graduate programs, applicants must submit GRE scores, undergraduate transcripts, a personal statement, a Curriculum Vitae, and three (3) letters of recommendation. In addition, applicants for the MA in Counseling program must complete an interview with the Graduate Admissions Review committee.

Applicants to either of the psychology graduate programs must be approved by the Psychology Graduate Admissions Review committee before formal acceptance into the program. Contact the Admissions Committee chair for application details and deadlines. In general, applications are accepted during the Spring semester for admission in the Fall.

The Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology is designed for students desiring to provide applied mental health services; it prepares students to sit for the state Licensed Professional Counselor exam. The LPC requirements include 60 hours of courses, as required by the Texas Board of Licensed Professional Counselor Examiners. Students graduating with an MA in Counseling Psychology find employment in a variety of settings including community and state mental health agencies, university wellness centers, substance abuse treatment centers, and private practice. Students also often pursue teaching and research careers at community colleges and universities. Graduates also obtain doctoral degrees in Clinical or Counseling Psychology. 

The Master of Science – Master of Arts in General Psychology degree is designed for students desiring to pursue doctoral studies or teaching and research careers. Graduates obtain doctoral degrees in Social Psychology, Developmental Education, Audiology, and Neuroscience Psychology.    

Criminology, M.S.

The Master of Science in Criminology program is designed to provide students with an understanding of the fundamentals of criminology as well as an in-depth knowledge of one or more subfields within the discipline. The program prepares students for employment in a wide variety of settings across government, business, and non-profit sectors. The program is also designed to allow graduates to pursue further advanced study in criminology, criminal justice, justice studies, political science, law, sociology, or other closely related social scientific disciplines. The program offers thesis, project, and courses-only degree options. The requirements vary for each of the different degree options. For further information please check the criminology graduate program webpage: Criminology Graduate Program.

Sociology, M.A. and M.S.

The Department of Psychology and Sociology offers a Master of Arts and a Master of Science in Sociology. The programs provide advanced training for those preparing for teaching, research or applied careers in sociology in such areas as public relations, human services, insurance, market research, and data analysis. Prerequisites include at least 18 semester hours of undergraduate sociology. The graduate sociology programs at Texas A&M University - Kingsville are unique due to their academic and practical offerings. The programs are well established and offer both a highly academic research approach and an interactive and practical approach to the understanding of sociology. The faculty and courses represent various sociological sub-disciplines, as well as research on various topics and problems. For further information please check the sociology graduate program webpage: Sociology Graduate Program. 

Graduate Faculty

Chen, Jieming Professor, Department of Psychology and Sociology; B.E., Xi'an Jiaotong University (China); M.A., Zhongzhan University (China); Ph.D., University of Michigan.

Daughtry, Donald W Professor, Department of Psychology and Sociology; B.B.A., University of Houston at Clear Lake; M.A., University of Houston at Clear Lake; Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

Green, Bennie Professor, Department of Psychology and Sociology; B.A., Southwest Missouri State College; M.A., Harding College Graduate School of Religion; M.S., East Texas State University; Ph.D., Union Graduate School.

Hannon, Brenda Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and Sociology; B.A., York University (Canada); M.A., University of Toronto (Canada); Ph.D., University of Toronto (Canada).

Hodges, Stanley Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and Sociology; B.A., Oklahoma State University; M.S., Oklahoma State University; Ph.D., Oklahoma State University.

Miller, Richard Professor, Department of Psychology and Sociology; B.S., Weber State College; M.A., University of Washington; M.A., Northwestern University; Ph.D., Northwestern University.

Wark, Colin Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and Sociology; B.A., Seattle Pacific University; M.A., Idaho State University; Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia.

Associate Member

Blake, Marion Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and Sociology; B.S., Fordham University; M.B.A., University of Strathclyde (Scotland); M.A., Caribbean Graduate School of Theology (Jamaica); Ph.D., Texas A&M University-Commerce.

Byrd, Dana Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and Sociology; B.A., New College; M.S., University of Florida; Ph.D., University of Florida.

Dipeolu, Abiola Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and Sociology; B.A., University of Reading (England); M.Ed., Tuskegee University; Ph.D., Florida State University.

Han, Daehoon Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and Sociology; B.A., Utah State University; M.A., Southern Illinois University; Ph.D., University of Missouri.

Kwon, Soyoung Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and Sociology; B.A., Keimyung University (South Korea); M.A., Peking University (China); Ph.D., Purdue University.

Oblad, Timothy Assocaite Professor, Department of Psychology and Sociology; Chair; B.S., Brigham Young University; M.S., Texas Tech University; Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

Reiser-Robbins, Christine Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and Sociology; B.A., University of Notre Dame; M.A., Brown University; Ph.D., Brown University.

Rodriguez, Liliana Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and Sociology; B.A., The University of Texas at Austin; M.A., The University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara.

Emeritus

Bittinger, B. Stanley Professor of Psychology and Sociology, Department of Psychology and Sociology; B.A., Manchester College; M.A., University of Notre Dame; Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin.

Juarez, Rumaldo Professor of Sociology, Department of Psychology and Sociology; 17th President of Texas A&M University-Kingsville; B.S., Texas A&M University; M.S., Texas A&M University; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University.

Criminology (CRIM)

CRIM 5300  Seminar in Criminology  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Analysis of criminal behavior with a focus on contemporary issues relating to the causes, consequences, and social control of crime and deviance.

CRIM 5303  Advanced Research Methods  3 SCH  (3-0)  

General research methods and techniques. Behavioral Science research design and related statistical analysis techniques. Prerequisites: SOCI 3381 and SOCI 4382 or PSYC 3387, or their equivalent. (Credit may not be obtained in both CRIM 5303 and SOCI 5303.)

CRIM 5304  Sem Juvenile Delinquency  3 SCH  (3-0)  

A study of deviant behavior by legal minors in contemporary society with a focus on the factors and conditions contributing to delinquency, and the control and treatment of offenders and programs for prevention.

CRIM 5305  Graduate Research Project  3 SCH  (3)  

A graduate research project must be completed and submitted to the Graduate Office for a grade to be assigned, otherwise IP notations are recorded. This course is specifically designed for project option students, Prerequisite: departmental approval.

CRIM 5306  Thesis  3 SCH  (3)  

This course if for thesis option students. The course requires 6 hours of grades, the first 3 hours consisting of the completion of a thesis proposal and the last 3 hours consisting of the completion of the thesis. Completion of the thesis proposal is a prerequisite for enrollment in the last 3 hours of thesis.

CRIM 5310  Data Analysis in Social Resrch  3 SCH  (3-0)  

An intermediate level statistics course on linear modeling, with an emphasis on statistical data analysis: data management, data manipulation, and introduction to linear modeling (ANOVA and classical linear regression). Prerequisite: SOCI 3381 or its equivalent. (Credit may not be obtained in more than one of CRIM 5310, PSYC 5310, and SOCI 5310.)

CRIM 5315  Selected Topics in Criminology  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Literature and research in areas of criminology not otherwise treated in available courses. May be repeated twice for credit with change in topic.

CRIM 5320  Police and Society  3 SCH  (3-0)  

A treatment of the nature, organization, function, problems, and components of police agencies in modern society.

CRIM 5325  Sem in Criminological Theory  3 SCH  (3-0)  

A comprehensive presentation and discussion of classic and contemporary theoretical paradigms of crime and delinquency, and empirical research support for them.

CRIM 5328  Studies in White-Collar Crime  3 SCH  (3-0)  

A study of white-collar crime with a focus on the definition and understanding of while-collar crime, the factors and conditions contributing to white-collar crime, and the control and treatment of offenders for prevention.

CRIM 5330  Advanced Law and Society  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Detailed analyses of the history, structure, and dynamics of modern legal systems and legal institutions, their role in society, and the social scientific paradigms utilized in studying such phenomena.

CRIM 5350  Murder and Crimes of Violence  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Addresses the study of murder and other violent crimes as forms of deviant behavior. Content covers the definition, frequency, types and societal reaction to these crimes. The social-psychological factors related to typical, mass, serial, and habitual violent offenders will be presented.

CRIM 5352  Studies in Correction  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Advanced treatment of the philosophies, theories, social-historical context, facilities and problems associated with contemporary corrections in the United States.

CRIM 5354  Correctional Counseling  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Correctional counseling and treatments from a psychological perspective. Prerequisites: CRIM 3320 or PSYC 3320.

CRIM 5360  Comparative Legal Systems  3 SCH  (3-0)  

A treatment of the nature, components, and models for analyzing criminal justice systems in selected nations throughout the world. Coverage may include but is not limited to the legal systems found in England, Canada, France, Japan, Russia, Mexico, and China.

CRIM 5365  Documentation  3 SCH  (3-0)  

This course is to acquaint criminology students with basic knowledge and understanding of the techniques of Documentation. This course also considers social events, circumstances, and situations that affect human behavior and application of social theory to documented situations in society. Blending Sociology, Criminology, and Social Psychology for use in documents in various individual settings for the purposes of developing Identity resolutions to individual and institutional needs. The course also considers Human Resource issues and document needs in several social structural areas such as corporate, governmental, immigration, and institutional settings.

CRIM 5370  Advanced Violence  3 SCH  (3-0)  

In-depth study of direct and structural violence including statutory and common law definitions as well as models of direct and indirect causation and prevention.

CRIM 5375  Adv Drugs and Social Control  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Literature and research pertaining to the social control of drugs. Critical analyses of the normative and legal rules governing distribution, use, and overall consumption patterns in both legal and illegal contexts.

Psychology (PSYC)

PSYC 5302  Indiv Psychological Tests  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Major individual psychological tests. Each student will choose one particular scale, master its techniques, administer it to a specific number of subjects, score and interpret the results. Prerequisites: PSYC 4308 and PSYC 3381 or equivalent.

PSYC 5304  Counseling and Psychotherapy  3 SCH  (3-0)  

A survey of the major theories of counseling and psychotherapy. Prerequisites: 6 semester hours of advanced psychology or the equivalent.

PSYC 5305  Graduate Research Project  3 SCH  (3)  

Designed for project option students and requires completion of research project. Prerequisite: departmental approval. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 semester hours.

PSYC 5306  Thesis  3 SCH  (3)  

Designed for thesis option students. The course requires completion of thesis research. Prerequisite: departmental approval. May be repeated for maximum of 6 semester hours.

PSYC 5308  Intro to Counseling Psych  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Fundamentals of professional counseling and psychotherapy. Definitions and the history of counseling and psychotherapy, settings for professional practice, professional development, contemporary issues and ethics, and models of counseling and psychotherapy and their associated techniques.

PSYC 5309  Cognitive Psychology  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Analysis of theoretical, empirical, methodological and applied issues in such areas as attention, pattern recognition, memory, language and problem solving. The relationship between cognition and such individual-difference variables as age, intelligence and expertise will be covered.

PSYC 5310  Data Analys in Social Research  3 SCH  (3-0)  

An intermediate level statistics course on linear modeling, with an emphasis on statistical data analysis; data management, data manipulation and introduction to linear modeling (ANOVA and classical linear regression). Prerequisite: PSYC 3381 or its equivalent. (Credit may not be obtained in both PSYC 5310 and SOCI 5310.)

PSYC 5311  Addictions Counseling  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Introduction to current research on psychological, social, legal and situational factors involved in substance abuse and addiction. Attention to treatment procedures and treatment facilities. Addiction, defined broadly, includes eating and gambling disorders.

PSYC 5313  Physiological Psychology  3 SCH  (3-0)  

An intensive study of the biological mechanisms underlying behavior and applications of biological psychology to human problems. This course covers biological foundations, evolution and development of the nervous system, perception and action, the regulation of behavior, emotions and mental disorders and cognitive neuroscience.

PSYC 5314  Selected Topics in Psychol  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Literature and research in areas of psychology not otherwise treated in depth in available courses. May be repeated for credit with change in topic. Prerequisite: courses appropriate to the selected topic.

PSYC 5315  Practicum in Counseling  3 SCH  (2-10-0)  

Supervised practice in counseling and therapy with individual clients: 150 hours of practicum experience in a professional setting per semester plus two hours of individual or group supervision per week. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: PSYC 5304, PSYC 5308, PSYC 5325 and PSYC 5333.

PSYC 5316  Couples Counseling  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Systems theory therapies and practices relative to assessment, research, and treatment of couples. Explores cognitive, affective, interactional, and systemic theories of human behavior and change as related to couples.

PSYC 5317  Multicultural Theory & Counsel  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Introduction to research, theories, and paradigms of counseling with diverse populations; focus on diversity variables such as race/ethnicity, culture, age, religion/spiritual orientation, sexual orientation, disability, class status, and gender.

PSYC 5319  Life Span Devel Theory andTech  3 SCH  (3-0)  

A study of psychological, social, cultural, physical and emotional factors affecting personality development and behavior throughout the life span. Emphasis on theoretical perspectives on development.

PSYC 5325  Psychopathology  3 SCH  (3)  

A survey of the research, theories, assessment and treatment models of psychopathology.

PSYC 5326  Advanced Abnormal Psychology  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Criteria of psychiatric diagnosis, use of the DSM Multi-Axial system, theories of sychopathology, treatment planning and intervention, and introduction to psychopharmacological medications. Prerequisites include PSYC 5304 and PSYC 5325.

PSYC 5331  Lifestyles and Career Devel  3 SCH  (3-0)  

A review of psychological research, theory and methodologies in the world of work, including the nature of organizations and the worker, group processes and training, communication, attitudes, motivation and leadership.

PSYC 5332  Psychology of Women  3 SCH  (3-0)  

An intensive overview of the special social, psychological and biological issues facing women in contemporary Western culture. Topics include gender role formation and differences, female sexuality, relationships, values, status and wellness.

PSYC 5333  Ethics and Legal issues  3 SCH  (3-0)  

An intensive study of ethical and legal issues for students with a background in counseling or related areas. Focuses on basic issues, values clarification, foundations of ethical positions and interaction with the legal profession.

PSYC 5334  Ethics II  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Advanced training regarding professional issues and ethics in counseling. Attention to record management and business law, as they relate to professional counselor practice. Focus on current professional-organization ethical codes.

PSYC 5336  Clinical Assessment  3 SCH  (0-3)  

The assessment of abnormal behavior with emphasis on symptomatic behavior, clinical diagnosis and writing assessments and planning treatment.

PSYC 5344  Group Therapy  3 SCH  (3-0)  

A study of the theoretical concepts of types of groups, stages of group development and leadership skills.

PSYC 5352  Advanced Social Psychology  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Advanced study of how peoples' thoughts, feelings and behaviors are influenced by actual, imagines or implied other people. Topics include the psychological study of conformity, attitudes, aggression, altruism, conflict and cooperation.

PSYC 5381  Behavioral Science Research  3 SCH  (0-3)  

Behavioral science research design, methodology, analysis and interpretation of results. Under tutorial guidance, students conduct, analyze and report on an empirical study of their own design and choice of topic. Prerequisites: PSYC 3381 or equivalent and either PSYC 3387 or SOCI 4382.

Sociology (SOCI)

SOCI 5301  Sem in Sociological Theory  3 SCH  (0-3)  

Analysis of generalizations derived by sociology concerning how human beings live and interact.

SOCI 5302  Sem in Social Organization  3 SCH  (0-3)  

The dynamics and structure of social organization with emphasis on large-scale systems. Critical evaluation of current research and contemporary theories of social organization.

SOCI 5303  Advanced Research Methods  3 SCH  (3-0)  

General research methods and techniques. Behavioral science research design and related statistical analysis techniques. Prerequisite: SOCI 3381 and SOCI 4382 or PSYC 3387 or their equivalent.

SOCI 5305  Graduate Research Project  3 SCH  (3)  

Designed for project option students and requires completion of research project. Prerequisite: departmental approval. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 semester hours.

SOCI 5306  Thesis  3 SCH  (3)  

Designed for thesis option students. The course requires completion of thesis research. Prerequisite: departmental approval. May be repeated for maximum of 6 semester hours.

SOCI 5308  Studies in Contemp Soc Probs  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Current theoretical and methodological problems encountered in advanced research in major areas of sociology. May be repeated for credit when topics differ.

SOCI 5309  Selected Topics in Sociol  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Literature and research in areas of sociology not otherwise treated in depth in available courses. May be repeated for credit with change in topic. Prerequisite: courses appropriate to the selected topic.

SOCI 5310  Data Analysis in Soci Research  3 SCH  (3-0)  

An intermediate level statistics course on linear modeling, with an emphasis on statistical data analysis; data management, data manipulation and introduction to linear modeling (ANOVA and classical linear regression). Prerequisite: SOCI 3381 or its equivalent. (Credit may not be obtained in both SOCI 5310 and PSYC 5310.)

SOCI 5320  The Study of Culture  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Introduction to the concept of culture and its impact on our lives. Focus on methods of study and analysis, including the principal approaches to documenting and interpreting culture in both primitive and modern societies. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

SOCI 5321  Social Demography  3 SCH  (3-0)  

A study of population age and sex structure; population processes such as fertility, mortality and migration and their measurements; and interactions between the human population and its larger social and cultural environment.

SOCI 5322  Seminar in Soc Stratification  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Survey of literature on stratification and social inequalities, with an emphasis on sociological theories of stratification in class, gender and race.

SOCI 5326  Seminar in Social Movements  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Critical analysis of the concepts of social movements and social change in terms of their essestial components; the course specifies important types of social movements, collective behavior, and group studies.

SOCI 5328  Seminar in Urban Sociology  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Literature on urban sociology, with an emphasis on sociological theories of urban culture in topic areas of urban life, metropolitan development, and globalization.

SOCI 5332  Sociology of Minorities  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Literature on social minorities and social inequalities, with an emphasis on sociological theories of race and ethnicity including topics in the areas of class, gender, and age.

SOCI 5336  Multicultural Education  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Literature on multiculturalism, belief systems and social inequalities, with an emphasis on sociological theories of diversity from classical sociology. Analyzes multicultural education from micro and macro sociological perspectives.

SOCI 5340  Sociology of the Family  3 SCH  (3-0)  

An examination of the family from both micro-level and macro-level sociological perspectives, with consideration given to change and diversity as well as methodology and substantive findings.

SOCI 5341  Gerontology  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Course addresses the state, national and international factors currently affecting the aged population. Areas emphasized are income and economic change, housing, institutional care, health, nutrition, family relationships, new and proposed laws and programs, retirement programs and preretirement planning.

SOCI 5346  Sociology of Hispanic Aged  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Analysis of the aging experience and quality of life for older Hispanic Americans with attention give to gender and social class issues. Prerequisite: SOCI 5341 or comparable course with approval of instructor.

Counseling Psychology, M.A. (Non-Thesis Option)

Required Courses
PSYC 5305Graduate Research Project3
PSYC 5319Life Span Devel Theory andTech3
PSYC 5325Psychopathology3
PSYC 5381Behavioral Science Research3
Prescribed Elective Courses
PSYC 5302Indiv Psychological Tests3
PSYC 53033
PSYC 5304Counseling and Psychotherapy3
PSYC 5308Intro to Counseling Psych3
PSYC 5310Data Analys in Social Research3
PSYC 5315Practicum in Counseling6
PSYC 5316Couples Counseling3
PSYC 5317Multicultural Theory & Counsel3
PSYC 5326Advanced Abnormal Psychology3
PSYC 5331Lifestyles and Career Devel3
PSYC 5333Ethics and Legal issues3
PSYC 5334Ethics II3
PSYC 5336Clinical Assessment3
PSYC 5344Group Therapy3
Elective Courses
Select 1 of the following:3
Physiological Psychology
Selected Topics in Psychol (Family Therapy)
Selected Topics in Psychol (Advanced Career Development)
Advanced Social Psychology
Total Semester Credit Hours60

Counseling Psychology, M.A. (Thesis Option)

Required Courses
PSYC 5306Thesis6
PSYC 5319Life Span Devel Theory andTech3
PSYC 5325Psychopathology3
PSYC 5381Behavioral Science Research3
Prescribed Elective Courses
PSYC 5302Indiv Psychological Tests3
PSYC 53033
PSYC 5304Counseling and Psychotherapy3
PSYC 5308Intro to Counseling Psych3
PSYC 5310Data Analys in Social Research3
PSYC 5315Practicum in Counseling6
PSYC 5316Couples Counseling3
PSYC 5317Multicultural Theory & Counsel3
PSYC 5326Advanced Abnormal Psychology3
PSYC 5331Lifestyles and Career Devel3
PSYC 5333Ethics and Legal issues3
PSYC 5334Ethics II3
PSYC 5336Clinical Assessment3
PSYC 5344Group Therapy3
Total Semester Credit Hours60

General Psychology, M.A./M.S.

For the MS or MA in General Psychology, the 18 core curriculum graduate hours listed below. The remaining course electives will be decided on by students in consultation with their adviser. The MA or MS in General Psychology may be completed in either thirty (30) or thirty six (36) hours depending on student’s specific plan of study.

Required Courses
Select one of the following:3-6
Graduate Research Project
Thesis (6 hours)
PSYC 5319Life Span Devel Theory andTech3
PSYC 5325Psychopathology3
PSYC 5381Behavioral Science Research3
PSYC 5310Data Analys in Social Research3
Elective Courses
Select 12-21 credit hours of the following:12-21
Indiv Psychological Tests
PSYC 5303
Counseling and Psychotherapy
Intro to Counseling Psych
Couples Counseling
Multicultural Theory & Counsel
Advanced Abnormal Psychology
Lifestyles and Career Devel
Ethics and Legal issues
Ethics II
Clinical Assessment
Group Therapy
Physiological Psychology
Selected Topics in Psychol (Family Therapy)
Selected Topics in Psychol (Advanced Career Development)
Advanced Social Psychology
Total Semester Credit Hours27-39

Criminology, M.S. (Thesis Option)

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Semester Credit Hours
CRIM 5325 Sem in Criminological Theory 3
Prescribed Elective 1 3
Free Elective 2 3
 Semester Credit Hours9
Semester 2
CRIM 5310 Data Analysis in Social Resrch 3
Prescribed Elective 1 3
Free Elective 2 3
 Semester Credit Hours9
Year 2
Semester 1
CRIM 5303 Advanced Research Methods 3 3
CRIM 5306 Thesis 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester 2
CRIM 5300 Seminar in Criminology 3
CRIM 5306 Thesis 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
 Total Credit Hours Required: 30

Criminology, M.S. (Project Option)

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Semester Credit Hours
CRIM 5325 Sem in Criminological Theory 3
Prescribe Elective 1 3
Free Elective 2 3
 Semester Credit Hours9
Semester 2
CRIM 5310 Data Analysis in Social Resrch 3
Prescribed Elective 1 3
Free Elective 2 3
 Semester Credit Hours9
Year 2
Semester 1
CRIM 5303 Advanced Research Methods 3 3
Prescribed Elective 1 3
Free Elective 2 3
 Semester Credit Hours9
Semester 2
CRIM 5300 Seminar in Criminology 3
Prescribed Elective 1 3
CRIM 5305 Graduate Research Project 3
 Semester Credit Hours9
 Total Credit Hours Required: 36

Criminology, M.S. (Courses-Only Option)

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Semester Credit Hours
CRIM 5325 Sem in Criminological Theory 3
Prescribed Elective 1 3
Free Elective 2 3
 Semester Credit Hours9
Semester 2
CRIM 5310 Data Analysis in Social Resrch 3
Prescribed Elective 1 3
Free Elective 2 3
 Semester Credit Hours9
Year 2
Semester 1
CRIM 5303 Advanced Research Methods 3 3
Prescribed Elective 1 3
Free Elective 2 3
 Semester Credit Hours9
Semester 2
CRIM 5300 Seminar in Criminology 3
Prescribed Elective 1 3
Free Elective 2 3
 Semester Credit Hours9
 Total Credit Hours Required: 36

Sociology, M.A./M.S.

Prerequisites include at least 18 semester hours of undergraduate sociology.

Required Courses 1
SOCI 5301Sem in Sociological Theory3
SOCI 5302Sem in Social Organization3
SOCI 5303Advanced Research Methods3
SOCI 5310Data Analysis in Soci Research3
Core Elective Courses 2
SOCI 5308Studies in Contemp Soc Probs3
SOCI 5309Selected Topics in Sociol3
SOCI 5320The Study of Culture3
SOCI 5321Social Demography3
SOCI 5322Seminar in Soc Stratification3
SOCI 5326Seminar in Social Movements3
SOCI 5328Seminar in Urban Sociology3
SOCI 5336Multicultural Education3
SOCI 5340Sociology of the Family3
SOCI 5341Gerontology3
SOCI 5346Sociology of Hispanic Aged3

Note: For the project or thesis option and further details about the courses-only option, please refer to the General Requirements for Graduation with a Master’s Degree.