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  Dec 15, 2017
 
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog

Criminology [CRIM]


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The Sociology/Anthropology Department  offers the major in criminology which focuses on the nature and causes of crime, as well as on the analysis of crime control policy. The B.A. in criminology allows students to pursue focused study in criminology within the context of a broad liberal arts education. It offers the dual options of preparation for immediate entry into employment in the criminal justice area or pursuit of advanced studies in criminology and related fields at the graduate level. With appropriate guidance from advisors, students can combine the criminology major with course work in other areas that will prepare them for graduate-level studies in specialty areas such as forensics, computer crime investigation, law, counseling and social work.

Career Potential

  • Law enforcement
  • Substance abuse counseling
  • Corrections
  • Criminal investigation
  • Probation
  • Social work
  • Youth counseling
  • Human services

Total Credit Hours Required for Major: 39


A. Core courses, required: 27 credit hours


C. Criminology electives: 6 credit hours


Students must choose two of the following:

D. Sociology elective, required:


Three credit hours of related course work.

Any sociology course at or above the 300 level, including CPV 400 (Internship)

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124


Example of the B.A. in Criminology over four years


 Link to General Education (GE ); Link to Foreign Language  

First Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 17-18


First Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 16-17


Second Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Second Year Spring


  • CRM 463 - Criminology (3 cr. hr.)
  • CRM course (3 cr. hr.)
    Foreign language (3 cr. hr.)
    GE course (3 cr. hr.)
    Elective (3 cr. hr.)

Total credit hours for semester: 15


Third Year Fall


  • CRM 464 - Corrections (3 cr. hr.)
  • CRM/POL elective (3 cr. hr.)
    GE course (3 cr. hr.)
    GE course (3 cr. hr. )
    Elective (3 cr. hr.)

Total credit hours for semester: 15


Third Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 16


Fourth Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Fourth Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 15


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