Degree Requirements

Criminology Major

Criminology Major - 36 Total Credits

Students must maintain a minimum of a 2.25 G.P.A. to remain eligible for the program

Core Requirements 18 cr. hrs.

CRIM 130 Intro. to Crime, Law, and Society (required supporting – counts Gen. Ed.)
SOCI 200 Sociological Inquiry 3 cr.
CRIM 201 Theories of Crime 3 cr.
CRIM 210 Criminal Behavior 3 cr.
SOCI 250 Social Statistics 3 cr.
SOCI 300 Research Methods 3 cr.
SOCI 480 Senior Seminar 3 cr.

Directed Electives: 18 cr. hrs.

At least 6 credits from Criminal Behavior       
SOCI 218 Deviant Behavior 3 cr.            
CRIM 221 Crime, Justice, and Media 3 cr.             
CRIM 311 Juvenile Crime and Justice 3 cr.             
CRIM 312 Gangs and Gang Behavior  3 cr.
CRIM 313 White Collar Crime 3 cr.            
CRIM 321 Race and Crime 3 cr.             
CRIM 389 Special Topics in Crime and Justice 3 cr.            

At least 6 credits from Crime and Justice
CRIM 241 Victimology 3 cr.
CRIM 341 Restorative Justice  3 cr.
CRIM 351 Women, Crime, and Justice 3 cr.
POLS 359 CJ Politics and Policy 3 cr.
CRIM 361 Social Policy and Drugs 3 cr.
CRIM 441 Trends/Issues in Incarc. 3 cr.
CRIM 442 Alternatives to Incarc. 3 cr.

Options Allowed in Directed Electives Having Specific Requirements/Rules
CRIM 379 Internship in Crime and Justice 6–12 cr.(must be at least a junior and 18 credits of major complete)
CRIM 399 Law Enforcement Certification 6–12 cr. (must take at a technical school and transfer in these credits)
CRIM 490 Readings in Criminology 1–2 cr. (only available Summer or J-Term with faculty consent)        
CRIM 499 Independent Study in Criminology 1-2 cr. (only available Summer or J-Term with faculty consent)        



  • Criminology
  • Sociology - Liberal Arts (Sociology Major may be used as part of a Broad Field Social Studies Major)


For those who wish to teach, Broad Field Social Studies Major.