2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog

Criminology Comprehensive Major, 63 hours: B.S.—No Minor Required

Areas of Emphasis: Adult System, Juvenile System, Diversity

CIP: 450401

Requirements

The Northwest Core (48-52 hours)

Common Core Required for all Criminology Emphases

All students majoring in Criminology (emphases in the Adult System, Juvenile System, and Diversity) are required to complete a Common Required Core, which includes the following:

Common Required Core, 27 hours

POLS 34205Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

POLS 34338Rights of the Accused

3

POLS 34459Justice: Theories and Applications

3

SOC 35321Criminology

3

SOC 35405Victimization

3

SOSC 36201Social Science Research Methods

3

POLS 34491Research Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice

3

MATH 17114General Statistics

3

PHIL 39275Professional Ethics

3

Note: MATH 17114 and PHIL 39275 can be used to fulfill Northwest Core requirements but only count once toward the 124 hours needed for the Bachelor of Science degree.

Prerequisite Courses, 6 hours

SOC 35101General Sociology

3

PSYC 08103General Psychology

3

Note:  SOC 35101 and PSYC 08103 are prerequisite courses for Sociology and Psychology courses.  SOC 35101 and PSYC 08103 can be used to fulfill Northwest Core requirements, but do not count toward the hours needed for the major.

Criminology: Adult System Emphasis

Students choosing a Comprehensive Major in Criminology with Emphasis in the Adult System must take the Common Required Core (27 credit hours) plus the following major requirements:

Required Courses

Common Required Core

27

Adult System Required Course

PSYC 08365Social Psychology

3

Adult System Electives

Political Science and History

Choose 4 courses from the following:

POLS 34321American Federalism

3

POLS 34315Juvenile Justice System in America

3

POLS 34340Law and Politics

3

POLS 34363Crime and Punishment

3

POLS 34364Criminal Law and Procedure

3

POLS 34366Crime and Security Issues

3

HIST 33545History of Terrorism

3

Sociology

Choose 2 courses from the following:

SOC 35320Delinquency

3

SOC 35323Deviant Behavior

3

SOC 35330Social Stratification

3

SOC 35337Race and Ethnic Issues in Modern Society

3

Any course not taken in Criminal Justice Institutions section above

Additional Electives

Choose 1 course from the following:

SOSC 36301Introduction to Disaster Response and Recovery

3

SOSC 36450Homeland Security and Defense

3

GEOG 32201Maps and Map Interpretation

3

GEOG 32365Geographic Information Systems

3

GEOG 32522Urban Geography

3

PSYC 08223Abnormal Psychology

3

PSYC 08315Psychology of Groups and Teams

3

Criminal Justice, Processes, and Institutions

Choose 4 courses from the following:

SOC 35240Introduction to Corrections

3

SOC 35375Police and Society

3

SOC 35215Probation and Parole

3

SOC 35305Evidence and Investigation

3

 

POLS 34496Internship in Political Science-non-major/minor credit

1 to 6

OR

SOC 35495Field Experience/Internship in Sociology/Social Work/Corrections

3

Note: POLS 34496, if chosen, should be taken for 3 credit hours.

Criminology: Juvenile System Emphasis

Students choosing a Comprehensive Major in Criminology with Emphasis in Juvenile System must take the Common Required Core (27 credit hours) plus the following major requirements:

Required Courses

Common Required Core

27

Required Juvenile System Courses

POLS 34315Juvenile Justice System in America

3

POLS 34469Advanced Studies in Juvenile Justice

3

SOC 35320Delinquency

3

SOC 35375Police and Society

3

SOC 35443Family Problems in Modern Society

3

PSYC 08323Child and Adolescent Psychopathology

3

Juvenile System Electives

Criminal Justice, Processes, and Institutions

Choose 3 courses from the following:

SOC 35240Introduction to Corrections

3

SOC 35215Probation and Parole

3

SOC 35305Evidence and Investigation

3

POLS 34321American Federalism

3

POLS 34496Internship in Political Science-non-major/minor credit

1 to 6

SOC 35495Field Experience/Internship in Sociology/Social Work/Corrections

3

Note: POLS 34496, if taken, should be taken for 3 credit hours.

Additional Electives

Choose 3 courses from the following:

SOC 35323Deviant Behavior

3

PSYC 08365Social Psychology

3

PSYC 08333Developmental Psychology

3

PSYC 08344Drugs, Brain, and Behavior

3

POLS 34363Crime and Punishment

3

Any course from Political Science or Sociology chosen with Advisor Approval

3

Criminology: Diversity Emphasis

Students choosing a Comprehensive Major in Criminology with Emphasis in Diversity must take the Common Required Core (27 credit hours) plus the following major requirements:

Required Courses

Common Required Core

27

Diversity Required Courses

POLS 34524Minority, Gender, and Sexual Politics

3

SOC 35337Race and Ethnic Issues in Modern Society

3

SOC 35323Deviant Behavior

3

SOC 35330Social Stratification

3

SOC 35375Police and Society

3

PSYC 08353Psychology of Race and Gender

3

COM 29225Intercultural Communication

3

Diversity Electives

Choose 5 courses from at least 3 of the following groups:

 

Geography

GEOG 32221Economic Geography

3

GEOG 32521Political Geography

3

GEOG 32522Urban Geography

3

Sociology

SOC 35316Urban Sociology

3

SOC 35240Introduction to Corrections

3

SOC 35215Probation and Parole

3

SOC 35305Evidence and Investigation

3

Political Science

POLS 34315Juvenile Justice System in America

3

POLS 34321American Federalism

3

POLS 34364Criminal Law and Procedure

3

POLS 34363Crime and Punishment

3

POLS 34366Crime and Security Issues

3

POLS 34438Civil Liberties

3

POLS 34469Advanced Studies in Juvenile Justice

3

History

HIST 33360Women and Gender in U.S. History

3

HIST 33545History of Terrorism

3

Any course from History with advisor approval

Other Courses

HPER 22554Human Sexuality

3

HUM 26162Comparative Religions

3

POLS 34496Internship in Political Science-non-major/minor credit

1 to 6

SOC 35495Field Experience/Internship in Sociology/Social Work/Corrections

3

Note: COM 29225 or HUM 26162 can fulfill a Northwest Core requirement. However, the course may only count once toward the 124 hours required for the Bachelor or Science degree.

Note: POLS 34496, if chosen, should be taken for 3 hours.

Total Credit Hours: 63