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: 62 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 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 in race, ethnicity, and gender: (choose two)
AF AM 100  Evolving Status of Blacks in the Twentieth Century
AF AM/WMNST  101 The African American Woman
AF AM/SOC/WMNST 103 Racism and Sexism
AM ST/WMNST 104   Women and the American Experience
AM ST 105 American Popular Culture and Folklife
AM ST/ENGL 135 Alternative Voices in American Literature
AM ST 432 Ethnicity and the American Experience
ANTH 146  North American Indians
CAS 271 Intercultural Communication
CAS/AF AM  422 Contemporary African American Communication
CAS/WMNST 455 Gender Roles in Communication
CAS 471 Intercultural Communication Theory and Research
CMLIT 101 Themes of Identity
CRIM 451  Race, Crime, and Justice
CRIM/WMNST 453  Women and the Criminal Justice System
ENGL 139 Black 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
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 100 Intro to Women's and Gender Studies
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
Select 6.0 credits from: (choose two)
CRIM/SOC 406 Sociology of Deviance
CRIM 413 Advanced Criminological Theory
CRIM 421 Violent Crime in the United States
CRIM 422 Victimization
CRIM 423 Sexual and Domestic Violence
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

Required Option:  21 credits (choose one option)

Business/Public Administration Option (21 credits)

Required Courses: 6 credits

ECON 102

Microeconomics

3

ECON 104

Macroeconomics

3

A. Choose 3 credits from: (choose one)

BA 301 Finance

FIN 100 Finance

3

ECON 302

Intermediate Economics

3

B. Select 3 credits from: (choose one)

MGMT 100

Intro to Management

3

MKTG 221

Intro to Marketing

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

C. Select 3 credits from:  (choose one)

B LAW 243

Business Law

3

LER 401

The Law of Labor-Management Relations

3

LER 411

Industrial Relations

3

LER 434

Collective Bargaining

3

LER 435

Labor Relations in the Public Sector

3

LER 437

Workplace Dispute Resolution

3

SOC 444

Complex Organizations

3

SOC 455

Work and Occupations

3

D. Select three credits from: (choose one)

CAS 404

Conflict Resolution

3

CAS 450W

Group Communication

3

CAS 452

Communication Theory

3

CAS 471

Intercultural Communication

3

CAS 483

Information Technology

3

ENGL 418

Technical Writing and Editing

3

ENGL 419

Business Writing

3

ENGL 421

Expository Writing

3

FR 408

French Business Translation

3

GER 408

German Business Translation

3

HIST 425

U.S. Foreign Relations

3

HIST 458W

Work in America

3

PL SC 412

International Political Economy

3

PL SC 417

American Local Government

3

PL SC 419

International Relations

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

SOC 444

Complex Organizations

3

SOC 455

Work and Occupations

3

SOC 456

Gender, Occupations, and Professions

3

SPAN 412

Spanish Translation

3

Any 400 level LER course

 

E. Select 3 additional credits from: (choose one)

Any of the above categories A - D

Legal Studies Option (21 credits)

Required Course: 3 credits

PHIL 012

Symbolic Logic

3

Additional Requirements: 18 credits

A. Select 3 credits from: (choose one)

CAS 213

Argumentation

3

CAS 215

Persuasive Speaking

3

CAS 250

Law & Rhetoric

3

CAS 321

Group Communication

3

B. Select 12 credits from: (choose four)

CRIM 432

OR Courts

3

CRIM/SOC 467

OR  Law and Society

3

CRIM 469

OR Seminar in Law

3

L ST 470

Research for Law and Government Resources

3

COMM 403

Media Law

3

B LAW 243

Business Law

3

B LAW 410

International Mass Communications

3

PHIL 105

Philosophy of Law and Ethics

3

PHIL 108

Social and Political Philosophy

3

PHIL 408

Social and Political Philosophy

3

PL SC 403

Legislative Process

3

PL SC 431

Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Theories

3

PL SC 432

Modern and Contemporary Theories

3

PL SC 471

American Constitutional Law

3

PL SC 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, CRIM/SOC 467, & CRIM 469.

C. Select 3 credits from: (choose one)

HIST 449

Constitutional History to 1877

3

HIS T 450

Constitutional History since 1877

3

PL SC 474

Constitutional Law

3

Computing and Statistics Option: 21 credits

Required Courses: 5 credits

SOC 470

Intermediate Statistics

4

STAT 480

Statistical Program Packages

1

 

Additional Requirements: 16 credits from:

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

CAS 483

Communication and Information Technology

3

CMPSC 203

Programming with Business Applications

4

M I S 204

Business Information Systems

3

Social Science Research Option: 22 -23 credits

Required Courses: 5 credits

SOC 470

Intermediate Statistics

4

STAT 480

Statistical Program Packages

1

Additional Requirements: 17-18 credits

A. Select 7 credits from:

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

B. Select 9 credits from:

PL SC 490

Policy Making

3

HD FS 401

Project Planning in Human Services

3

PSYCH 403

Measurement and Decision Making

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. 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.

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 should take 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 14

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)