Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Advisor Name:_______________________ Catalog: Academic Catalog 2021-2022 Program: Criminology Major

Criminology Major

Criminology is defined as the scientific and interdisciplinary study of the nature, extent, causes, control, and prevention of criminal behavior in both the individual and society. Criminology also includes the examination of evidence, hereditary, psychological, and social causes of crime, various modes of investigation, and conviction, and the efficiencies of differing styles of punishment, rehabilitation, and corrections. The major requires completion of 42 credit hours: 15 hours of required coursework and 27 hours of elective coursework. In addition, students are encouraged to pursue independent research and internship experiences in the local community. Internship positions are available to students of junior or senior standing who have obtained a minimum cumulative average of 3.0 and permission from the instructor. Internship hours do not count toward a major area of concentration or toward minor areas of study in social sciences.

Required Courses (15 Hours)

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
MAT 223 - Statistics

Prerequisite(s): MAT 113 or placement.

Credits: 3
CRM 160 - Introduction to the Criminal Justice System Credits: 3
CRM 260 - Criminology

Prerequisite(s): CRM 160.

Credits: 3
CRM 301 - Criminology Research Methods

Prerequisite(s): CRM 160, CRM 260.

Credits: 3
CRM 470 - Senior Seminar in Criminology

Prerequisite(s): CRM 260, Senior standing.

Credits: 3

Elective Course Credits (27 Hours)

Students must take at least nine (9) elective hours at the 300 level and nine (9) hours at the 400 level from courses in the departments of social sciences. Courses taken as CRM electives cannot also be used to satisfy another major or minor.

At Least Two Courses from Each of the Following Three Categories:

Category I - Pre-Law Enforcement:

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
CRM 303 - Sociology of Law

Prerequisite(s): CRM 160 or CRM 260.

Credits: 3
CRM 310 - Police and Society

Prerequisite(s): CRM 160, CRM 260.

Credits: 3
CRM 440 - Criminology Selected Topics

Prerequisite(s): CRM 160, CRM 260.

Credits: 3
CRM 468 - Social Aspects of Terrorism

Prerequisite(s): CRM 160, CRM 260.

Credits: 3
CRM 462 - Victimology

Prerequisite(s): CRM 160, CRM 260.

Credits: 3
CRM 341 - Criminology Selected Topics POLICE RELATED

Prerequisite(s): CRM 160, CRM 260.

Credits: 3
CRM 441 - Criminology Selected Topics POLICE RELATED

Prerequisite(s): CRM 160, CRM 260.

Credits: 3

Category II - Law:

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
LAW 341 - American Constitutional Law: The Federal System Credits: 3
LAW 342 - American Constitutional Law: Civil Rights and Liberties Credits: 3
LAW 355WI - American Constitutional Issues Credits: 3

 

CRM 371 - Criminal Court System and Process

Prerequisite(s): CRM 160, CRM 260.

Credits: 3

or

LAW 371 - Criminal Court System and Process

Prerequisite(s): SOC 101WI and CRM 160.

Credits: 3

 

LAW 372 - Criminal Law Credits: 3
LAW 373 - Constitutional Criminal Procedure Credits: 3

Note(s):

And such other LAW 240, LAW 340, LAW 440, LAW 491, LAW 492, and LAW 493 courses as from time to time are approved by the Criminology Coordinator on the recommendation of the Director of the Law Program.

Category III - Criminological Research

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
CRM 365 - Juvenile Delinquency

Prerequisite(s): CRM 160, CRM 260.

Credits: 3
CRM 367 - Corrections

Prerequisite(s): CRM 160, CRM 260.

Credits: 3
CRM 341 - Criminology Selected Topics ANY

Prerequisite(s): CRM 160, CRM 260.

Credits: 3
CRM 441 - Criminology Selected Topics ANY

Prerequisite(s): CRM 160, CRM 260.

Credits: 3

Separate Cross-listed Electives Approved to Count Toward the Criminology Major Elective Requirement :

The following courses may be counted toward the 27 hours of required Criminology major electives:

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
PSY 323 - Abnormal Psychology

Prerequisite(s): PSY 101 and PSY 210.

Credits: 3
ANT 360 - Introduction to Forensic Anthropology

Prerequisite(s): ANT 205.

Credits: 3
PSY 460 - Substance Abuse

Prerequisite(s): PSY 101 and nine hours of Psychology

Credits: 3
PSY 440 - Selected Topics (Forensic Psychology)

Prerequisite(s): PSY 101, nine hours of Psychology, or permission of instructor. Majors and minors only.

Credits: 3
SOC 201WI - Contemporary Social Problems

Prerequisite(s): SOC 101WI.


Offered each semester.
Credits: 3
SOC 101WI - Introduction to Sociology
Offered each semester.
Credits: 3
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