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Criminology B.A.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 34 credits  (This includes 4 credits of General Education GQ courses.)

Course

Title

Credits

STAT 200

Elementary Statistics(GQ)

4

CRIM 100

Intro to the Criminal Justice System

3

CRIM/SOC 012

Intro to Criminology

3

CRIM 250W*

Research Methods

3

*Important Note: CRIM 250W is a prerequisite for most 400 level CRIM courses

Choose 3 credits from: (choose one)

CAS 283, CMPSC 100, or CMPSC 101             Computer Science

Choose 3 credits from: (choose one)

SOC 001, 003, or 005                                      Sociology

Select 6.0 credits from the core courses: (choose two)

CRIM 430                                                        Corrections

CRIM 432                                                        American Court System

CRIM 435                                                        Policing in America

CRIM 451                                                        Race, Crime, and Justice

CRIM 453                                                         Women and the Criminal Justice System

CRIM/SOC 467                                                 Law and Society

CRIM 490                                                          Crime Policy

Select 6.0 credits from: (choose two)

CRIM/SOC 406                                               Sociology of Deviance

CRIM 407                                                        Victimology

CRIM 413                                                        Advanced Criminological Theory

CRIM 414                                                        Criminal Careers and the Organization of Crime

CRIM 421                                                        Violent Crime in the United States

CRIM 422                                                        Victimization

CRIM 423                                                        Sexual and Domestic Violence

CRIM 424                                                        Drugs and Crime

CRIM 425                                                        Organized Crime

CRIM 441                                                        The Juvenile Justice System

Additional 400-level courses: 3 credits (choose one)

CRIM 4XX                                                                            Any 400-level CRIM course

SAMPLE FOUR YEAR ACADEMIC PLAN (University Park Campus)

SAMPLE FOUR YEAR ACADEMIC PLAN (COMMONWEALTH CAMPUS)

Note: While CRIM 294, 296, and 494 provide students with terrific opportunities and learning experiences, these credits may NOT be counted in fulfillment of the Criminology major requirements. They may, however, be used as elective credits to count toward the credit requirement for graduation. Internship credits are only used towards electives.

Note: Internship credits will be counted towards elective credits, unless approved by the internship coordinator to meet a general 3 credit 400 level SOC course requirement.

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(4 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits

ELECTIVES: Minimum of 17

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

UNITED STATES CULTURES & INTERNATIONAL CULTURES COURSES
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

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