2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    May 14, 2021  
2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Criminology [CRIM]


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Criminology 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 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


B. Legal process electives: Three credit hours


Students must choose one of the following:

C. Criminology electives: Six 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


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