Criminology Program Requirements

The criminology major includes a grouping of seven required courses, four courses in advanced criminology, and your choice of two electives.

B.A. Criminology

For students majoring in criminology, all courses that may apply to the major requirements are included in the determination of the grade point average in the major.

There is no minor in criminology.

Requirements

Required Courses - 21 credits

  • CRIM 112 - Criminology
  • CRIM 115 - Crime and Punishment
  • CRIM 230 - Prison Nation
  • CRIM 235 - Contemporary Policing
  • CRIM 236 - Criminal Law in Action
  • SOCI 101D - P3 Introduction to Sociology
  • SOCI 280 - Social Research Methods

Advanced Criminology - 12 credits

Choose FOUR courses from the following group.

  • CRIM 308 - Women and Crime
  • CRIM 312 - Punishment Perspectives
  • CRIM 322 - Socio-Legal Foundations of U.S. Criminal Justice
  • CRIM 330 - Special Topics in Criminology/Criminal Justice
  • CRIM 342 - Convict Criminology
  • CRIM 343 - Juvenile Justice
  • CRIM 362 - Police and the Law

Electives - 6 credits

Choose TWO courses from the following group.

  • ANTH 221C - P4 Bones, Bodies, and Detection
  • ANTH 226 - P2 Anthropology of Law
  • BIO 117 - P4 Forensics: CSI Science
  • CHEM 132 - P4 Chemistry and Crime
  • CRIM 212 - Race, Class, and Crime
  • CRIM 222 - Topics in Criminology
  • CRIM 243 - Youth Crime and Violence
  • CRIM 250 - Technology and Crime
  • CRIM 335 - Crime and the Media
  • CRIM 490 - Internship
  • CRIM 496 - Independent Study
  • SOCI 111C - P3 Sociology of Crime
  • SOCI 232C - P3 Sociology of Juvenile Delinquency
  • SOCI 238 - Deviant Behavior
  • SOCI 307 - Sociology of Law
  • SOCI 314 - U.S. Race Relations
  • SOCI 315 - Our Gendered World
  • SOCI 381 - Thinking Sociologically
  • SOCI 385 - Regulating the Addicted and Impaired
  • STAT 160 - P4 Introduction to Data Science

Total: 39 credits

Notes on the Criminology Major

  • Suggested double major or minors: psychology, legal studies, political science
  • Course substitutions for the major can be made only after consultation with and written approval of the department chair.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to pursue criminology internships at some point during their junior and/or senior years.

Note: The information here is provided for informational purposes only. For exact requirements as well as course descriptions, visit the Undergraduate Catalog.