B.A. in Criminology
The major in Criminology requires the completion of a minimum of 32 semester hours of course work including:
- 14 s.h. of required courses:
CRM 001 Introduction to Criminology 3 s.h. or SOC 007 Sociology of Crime and Delinquency 3 s.h. (credit is given for one of these courses, not both)
CRM 002 Theoretical Perspectives on Crime and Justice 3 s.h.
SOC 180 Statistics in Sociology 4 s.h. or PSY 040 Statistics in Psychology 4 s.h. (credit is given for one of these courses, not both)
SOC 181 Research Methods 4 s.h
- 3 s.h. in each of the following two categories for a total of 6 s.h.
Category I: Crime and Justice in Society
LING 158 Forensic Linguistics 3 s.h.
PHI 121 Crime and Punishment 3 s.h.
PSC 129 The Administration of Justice in America 3 s.h.
SOC 172 Sociology of Corrections 3 s.h.
Category II: Society, Politics, and the Law
PHI 015 Law, Philosophy and Public Life 3 s.h.
PHI 120 Philosophy of Law 3 s.h.
PHI 122 Morality and the Law 3 s.h.
PSC 120 Law and Politics: Judicial Process 3 s.h.
PSC 127 Constitutional Law 3 s.h.
PSC 128 The Constitution: Political Freedom and Civil Liberties 3 s.h.
PSY 012 Psychology and the Law 3 s.h.
SOC 170 Sociology of Law 3 s.h.
- 12 s.h. of electives, chosen under advisement. Courses taken from among those listed under categories I and II above that are beyond the required minimum of 3 s.h. may count as electives. The following courses can also be taken as Criminology electives:
FOR 100 S Survey in Forensic Science 3 s.h.
FOR 101 Crime Scene Investigation Methods 3 s.h.
FOR 190 Legal Issues Pertaining to Scientific Evidence 3 s.h.
PSC 126 Politics of Public Administration 3 s.h.
SOC 9 Youth, Crisis, and American Culture 3 s.h.
SOC 117 Sociology of Terrorism 3 s.h.
SOC 153 Sociology of Human Rights 3 s.h. or GS 109 Globalization and Human Rights
3 s. h. (Credit is given for one of these courses, not both)
CRM 190 Internship in Criminology 3 s.h.
- In addition, there are elective courses from various participating departments that are offered periodically or as Special Topics in Criminology (CRM 180 A-Z) 3 s.h.
Drugs in America
Gender, Law and Politics
Psychology and the Civil Justice System
Globalization and Human Trafficking
Organized Crime in Contemporary Culture
The Italian Mafia: Historical Reality and Fictional Representations
White Collar and Institutional Crime
Mental Illness and Criminal Behavior
No more than 8 s.h. can be utilized to satisfy both the major requirements in Criminology and those for any other major or minor.