Criminology Program Requirements

The criminology major includes a grouping of seven required courses, three courses in advanced criminology, and your choice of four electives from a slate of multidisciplinary offerings.

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
  • SOCI 101D - P3 Introduction to Sociology
  • SOCI 223 - Sociology of the Family
  • SOCI 280C - Social Research Methods
  • CRIM 415 - Capstone

Advanced Criminology - 9 credits

Choose THREE 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
  • CRIM 342 - Convict Criminology
  • CRIM 343 - Juvenile Justice
  • CRIM 362 - Police and the Law

Electives - 12 credits

Choose FOUR courses from the following group.

  • ANTH 221C - P4 Bones, Bodies, and Detection
  • ANTH 226 - P2 Anthropology of Law
  • BIOL 117 - P4 Forensics: CSI Science
  • CHEM 132 - P4 The Chemistry of Crime
  • CRIM 222 - Topics in Criminology
  • CRIM 232 - CC Global Terrorism
  • 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 307C - 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 Data Analysis and Social Research

Total: 42 credits

Note: Students who major in criminology and minor in sociology may only apply SOCI 101D to both; all other courses in the sociology minor must be different from those courses applied to the criminology major.


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