Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Sociology

Students¬†declaring¬†sociology as a major must have at least a minimum a 2.0 cumulative grade point average at Hampton University and earn a “C” or above in all courses in the major (required or elective) attempted at this University. To¬†receive¬†the Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Hampton University, majors must complete a total of 124 credit hours. In doing so, students must fulfill the University’s core requirements, including those found within the School of Liberal Arts and Education and the Department of Sociology. Of these hours, 16 courses (48 hours) must be sociology courses.

Sociology majors are encouraged to complete a one-semester internship that provides students with practical experience and application of sociological skills in community-based agencies and a one-semester independent study with an instructor concerning a special or focused topic.

Students must complete the Senior Thesis and Senior Seminar courses in residence at Hampton University. Transfer credit counted toward the major in sociology must have a grade of “C” or better. A concentration in one of the emphasized areas (Criminology, Cybersecurity, International Studies, or Social Policy) requires completion of 9 to 12 credit hours.

Recommended Minors: 

Criminal Justice, Psychology, Political Science,  Pre-Law, Education, and Journalism

 

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Criminology and Criminal Justice

The Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice within the Department of Sociology is designed to provide local, state, national and international leadership in the broader area of crime and justice. The department is recognized as a prominent center of research, scholarship, and teaching, with academic, theoretical and direct policy relevance. The department is recognized both nationally and internationally as a leader in the field of Criminal Justice and Criminology education.

Students¬†declaring¬†this major must have at least a minimum a 2.0 cumulative grade point average at Hampton University and earn a “C” or above in all courses in the major (required or elective) attempted at this University. To¬†receive¬†a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice/Criminology from Hampton University, majors must complete a total of 123 credit hours. Students who have met the University Core Curriculum or the General Education lower division requirements will qualify for admission to the program (meeting these requirements will not guarantee admission to the program). Transfer credits counted toward the major must have a grade of “C” or better.

Recommended Minors:

Pre-Law, Psychology, Political Science, Accounting, Biology, and Cyber Security

Bachelor of Science (B.S) in Cyber Security

The Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security Program ensures that students completing the  curriculum from the proposed program will: 1) acquire knowledge about cyber security concepts, theories, and strategies relevant to real-world case studies relating to cybercrimes; 2) learn the basics of computer forensics; 3) become competent in detecting, assessing, and analyzing cyber threats and cyber vulnerabilities; 4) become knowledgeable about issues related to cyber defense, national security and intelligence, cyber intelligence, and the protection of critical infrastructures; 5) understand the nature and the profile of the cyber criminals and cyber gangs; and 6) comprehend the global reach and expansion of the virtual world and the contemporary politics of cyber wars.  

The Bachelor of Science (B.S) in Cybersecurity is jointly offered by the Department of Sociology and the Department of Computer Science. It has two separate tracks. One track is offered in the Department of Sociology. This track is focused on cybersecurity education and training related particularly to Homeland, Defense, and National Security. The other track is offered by the Department of Computer Science. This track is focused on Systems Security, Management, and Certification. All students enrolled in B.S. in Cyber Security (Criminal Justice Track), will have to complete 120 credit hours of work at Hampton University. Out of 120 credit hours of work, 30 credit hours will comprise the core courses required for the B.S. in Cybersecurity, 30 credit hours for the specialized track in criminal justice, 9 credit hours for criminal justice/cybersecurity open electives, 39 credit hours for core requirements in General Education (GE), and 18 credit hours for GE open electives.

Recommended Minors:

Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Business, and Management