Criminology B.S.

A minimum of 121 credits is required for graduation.  All major requirements must be completed with a grade of C or better
Requirements for the major: 61-63 credits

Requirements for the Major: 22 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 249*

Criminology Theory and Evidence

3

CRIM 250*

Research Methods in Criminology

3

*Important Note: CRIM 249 and CRIM 250W are prerequisite for 400 level CRIM courses (effective Fall 2019)

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 in race, ethnicity, or gender from the following courses: (choose two)
AFAM 100  Living While Black
AFAM/WMNST  101 The African American Woman
AFAM/SOC/WMNST 103 Racism and Sexism
AMST/WMNST 104  Women and the American Experience
AMST 105 American Popular Culture and Folklife
AMST 432 Ethnicity and the American Experience
ANTH 146  Indigenous North America
CAS 271 Intercultural Communication
CAS/AFAM  422 Contemporary African American Communication
CAS 455 Gender Roles in Communication
CAS 471 Intercultural Communication Theory and Research
CMLIT 101 Race, Gender, and Identity in World Literature
CRIM 451  Race, Crime, and Justice
CRIM/WMNST 453  Women and the Criminal Justice System
ENGL 135 Alternative Voices in American Literature
ENGL 139 African American Literature
ENGL/WMNST 462 Reading Black, Reading Feminist
HIST 154 Welfare and Poverty in the U.S.                                              
LER/WMNST 136 Race, Gender, and Employment
PHIL 009 Philosophy, Race and Diversity
PSYCH 432 Multicultural Psychology in America
SOC 119 Race and Ethnic Relations
SOC 409  Racial and Ethnic Inequality in America
SOC 419 Race and Public Policy
SOC 429 Social Stratification
WMNST 1 Intro to Women's and Gender Studies
Select 6.0 credits from the core courses of the following: (choose two)
CRIM 430 American Correctional System
CRIM 432 Crime and the 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 non-core courses at the 400 level: (choose two)

(including no more than 3 credits of LA 495, LA 496, CRIM 494 and CRIM 499)

Required Option:  21 credits (choose one option)

Business/Public Administration Option (21 credits)

Required Courses: 6 credits from the following

ECON 102

Microeconomics Analysis and Policy

3

ECON 104

Macroeconomics Analysis and Policy

3

Group A. Choose 3 credits from the following courses: (choose one)

BA 301 Finance

FIN 100 Finance

3

ECON 302

Intermediate Economics Analysis

3

Group B. Select 3 credits from the following courses: (choose one)

BA 303

Intro to Marketing

3

BA 304

Management and Organization

3

PSYCH 281

Industrial-Organization Psychology

3

PSYCH 482

Selection and Assessment in Organizations

3

PSYCH 484

Work Attitudes and Motivation

3

PSYCH 485

Leadership in Work Settings

3

Group C. Select 3 credits from the following courses:  (choose one)

BLAW 243

Legal Environment of Business

3

LER 401

The Law of Labor-Management Relations

3

LER 434

Collective Bargaining and Contract Administration

3

LER 435

Labor Relations in the Public Sector

3

LER 437

Workplace Dispute Resolution

3

SOC 455

Work and Occupations

3

Group D. Select three credits from the following courses: (choose one)

CAS 404

Conflict Resolution and Negotiation

3

CAS 450W

Group Communication Theory and Research

3

CAS 452

Organizational Communication Theory and Research

3

CAS 471

Intercultural Communication Theory and Research

3

CAS 483

Communication and Information Technology II

3

ENGL 418

Advanced Technical Writing and Editing

3

ENGL 419

Advanced Business Writing

3

ENGL 421

Advanced Expository Writing

3

GER 408

German Business Translation

3

HIST 458Y

Work in America

3

PL SC 412

International Political Economy

3

PL SC 417

American Local Government and Administration

3

PL SC 419

The Bureaucratic State

3

PL SC 444

Government and the Economy

3

PSYCH 482

Selection and Assessment in Organizations

3

PSYCH 484

Work Attitudes and Motivation

3

PSYCH 485

Leadership in Work Settings

3

PSYCH 490

Policy Making and Evaluation

3

SOC 455

Work and Occupations

3

SOC 456

Gender, Occupations, and Professions

3

SPAN 412

Spanish Translation

3

 

Select 3 additional credits from any LER course: (choose one)

Legal Studies Option (21 credits)

Required Course: 3 credits

PHIL 012

Symbolic Logic

3

Additional Requirements: 18 credits

Group A. Select 3 credits from the following courses: (choose one)

CAS 213

Persuasive Speaking

3

CAS 215

Argumentation

3

CAS 321

Rhetoric and Law

3

CAS 250

Small Group Communication

3

Group B. Select 12 credits from the following courses: (choose four)

BLAW 243

Legal Environment of Business

3

CRIM 432  (OR)

CRIM/SOC 467

Crime and the American Court System

Law and Society

3

CRIM 469

Seminar in Law

3

COMM 403

Law of Mass Communication

3

LST 370

Research Methods for Law and Government

3

PHIL 105

Philosophy of Law

3

PHIL 108

Social and Political Philosophy

3

PHIL 408

Social and Political Philosophy

3

PLSC 403

Legislative Process

3

PLSC 431

Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Theories

3

PLSC 432

Modern and Contemporary Theories

3

PLSC 471

American Constitutional Law

3

PLSC 472

American Legal System

3

SOC 405

Sociological Theory

3

*Students may only use ONE of the following classes to satisfy the additional 12 credits requirement in the option: CRIM 432 or CRIM/SOC 467

Group C. Select 3 credits from the following courses: (choose one)

HIST 449

Constitutional History to 1877

3

HIS T 450

Constitutional History since 1877

3

PLSC 474

Civil Liberties and Due Process

3

Computing and Statistics Option: 21 credits

Required Courses: 5 credits

SOC 470

Intermediate Social Statistics

4

STAT 480

Statistical Program Packages

1

 

Additional Requirements: 16 credits from the following:

MATH 110 and MATH 111

or

MATH 140 and MATH 141

Calculus I, II

or

Advanced Calculus I, II

6

or

8

MIS 204

Intro to Business Information Systems

3

STAT 460

Applied Statistics

3

STAT 462

Regression Analysis

3

STAT 464

Nonparametric Statistics

3

Social Science Research Option: 22 -23 credits

Required Courses: 5 credits

SOC 470

Intermediate Social Statistics

4

STAT 480

Statistical Program Packages

1

Additional Requirements: 17-18 credits

Group A. Select 8-9 credits from the following courses:

MATH 110 and MATH 111

or

MATH 140 and MATH 141

Calculus I, II

or

Advanced Calculus I, II

6

or

8

STAT 460

Applied Statistics

3

STAT 462

Regression Analysis

3

STAT 464

Nonparametric Statistics

3

Group B. Select 9 credits from the following:

PL SC 490

Policy Making

3

HDFS 401

Project Planning in Human Services

3

Any 400 level STAT course

Varies


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.

Note: Internship credits will be counted towards elective credits, unless approved by the internship coordinator to the departments requirement for LA 495

Important Notes for Change of Location Students

  • 24 of the credits related to the primary area of study stipulated under "requirements for the major" must be completed at University Park, as per the requirement, Establishing Competency in a Major.
  • Change of Location Students must take CRIM 249 and  CRIM 250W at University Park. CRIMJ 250W will only be used as elective credits.

General Education: 45 credits
(4 credits are included in the Requirements for the Major)

Electives: Minimum of 16

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)