You can take courses required to complete a College of Liberal Arts (CLA) bachelor of arts in the areas of Communication, Criminology, and Sociology.
Communication offers a liberal arts major emphasizing the diversity of the field. Students who major in communication at UMD can graduate with an understanding of human interpersonal communication interactions, the functions of the media in today's society, the uses of persuasion and the nature of communication within organizations. Students will develop the skills needed for effective public speaking, analytic writing, and critical reasoning.
Check the Duluth catalog for information on the Communication major.
Criminology is the study of crime and criminal behavior. The criminology program focuses on crime as a social phenonmenon and the causes of criminal behavior. The major provides an overview of institutions, issues and causes of crime, and social control; it also offers a strong foundation in liberal arts, a basic knowledge of behavioral sciences, and a strong professional growth potential for those pursuing a career in criminology or the criminal justice system. Many criminology majors enter law, law enforcement, corrections and other social service careers or graduate school. The criminology program is not training police officers, but rather is a liberal arts B.A. degree program offered through the College of Liberal Arts.
Check the Duluth catalog for information on the Criminology major.
Sociology focuses on the relationships between social structure and the dynamics of establishing, maintaining, and changing patterns of human social behavior. The program is built around a theoretical-methodological core with courses integrated to develop students' conceptual and research competence. These courses focus on social psychology, social organization, social change, and criminology. The major provides a background for careers in human services and business and preparation for related graduate and professional school study.
Check the Duluth catalog for information on the Sociology major.