2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

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

CIP: 450401

This program has an online-only option.

Requirements

The Northwest Core (44-47 hours)

Institutional Requirements (4 hours)

Common Core Required for all Criminology Majors

Common Required Core (27 hours)

CRIM 46205Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

CRIM 46210Introduction to Criminology

3

CRIM 46301Research Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice

3

CRIM 46499Research Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice

3

MATH 17114General Statistics *

3

PHIL 39275Professional Ethics *

3

POLS 34338Rights of the Accused

3

POLS 34459Justice: Theories and Applications

3

PSYC 08365Social Psychology

3

Note: MATH 17114 and PHIL 39275 can be used to fulfill Northwest Core requirements but only count once toward the total number of hours needed for graduation.

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.

Elective Requirements (36 hours)

Choose a total of 36 hours from Groups A-E with a minimum of hours from each group as indicated.  A maximum of two courses from Group F may also be used toward this 36 hours, but courses from Group F are not required.

Group A: Criminal Justice Institutes (6 hours)

Choose at least two of the following courses with a limit of three hours of internship:

CRIM 46215Introduction to Corrections

3

CRIM 46302Police and Society

3

CRIM 46495Internship in Criminology and Criminal Justice

1 to 6

POLS 34364Criminal Law and Procedure

3

SOC 35495Field Experience/Internship in Sociology/Corrections

3

Group B: Sociology (6 hours)

Choose at least two of the following courses:

CRIM 46301Research Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice

3

CRIM 46315Deviant Behavior

3

CRIM 46405Victimology

3

SOC 35330Social Stratification

3

Group C: Political Science (6 hours)

Choose at least two of the following courses:

POLS 34308Public Policy

3

POLS 34310Comparative Government *

3

POLS 34321American Federalism

3

POLS 34363Crime and Punishment

3

POLS 34423Terrorism

3

POLS 34438Civil Liberties

3

Group D: Adolescence and the Family (3 hours)

Choose at least one of the following courses:

PSYC 08312Child Psychology

3

PSYC 08323Child and Adolescent Psychopathology

3

PSYC 08330The Family

3

PSYC 08333Developmental Psychology *

3

SOC 35443Family Problems in Modern Society

3

Group E: Diversity and Equity (6 hours)

Choose at least two of the following courses:

HIST 33225Race and Ethnicity in America

3

PHIL 39277Social Justice

3

PSYC 08353Psychology of Race and Gender

3

POLS 34412Minority, Gender, and Sexual Politics

3

POLS 34422Revolution and Social Movements

3

SOC 35230Social Problems

3

SOC 35337Race and Ethnic Issues in Modern Society

3

Group F: Additional Electives (0 - 6 hours)

An optional maximum of two courses may be selected but are not required from the following:

COM 29420Crisis Communication

3

CRIM 46480Special Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice

1 to 6

CRIM 46490Independent Study in Criminology & Criminal Justice

1 to 3

CRIM 46495Internship in Criminology and Criminal Justice

1 to 6

CRIM 46499Research Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice

3

EDM 36450Homeland Security and Defense

3

ENGL 10315Professional and Technical Writing

3

GEOG 32201Maps and Spatial Reasoning

3

PSYC 08223Abnormal Psychology

3

SOC 35316Urban Sociology

3

SOC 35495Field Experience/Internship in Sociology/Corrections

3

Free electives as needed to reach minimum 120 graduation hours