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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

Crime, Law, and Psychology

Penn State Erie (CLWPS_UMNR)

Contact: Robert Speel, rws15@psu.edu; Nicole Shoenberger, nas25@psu.edu

The Crime, Law, and Psychology (CLP) minor is a multidisciplinary minor that offers a broad overview of the causes of crime, an understanding of the criminal justice system, and an awareness of how public policy influences criminal law. Classes will provide in-depth understanding of both sociological and psychological causes of criminal behavior, the psychological analysis of crime, the legal process, and policy-making. Students will have flexibility in choosing classes in three domains: Criminology, Psychology, and Political Science. This minor is designed for students with interest in learning about criminal behavior, the causes of criminal behavior, criminal investigation, and the legal system. PSYCH 100 is a pre-requisite for all other PSYCH courses. PL SC 001 and PL SC 014 are pre-requisites for some of the PL SC courses in the minor.

For the MINOR in Crime, Law, and Psychology a minimum of 18 credits is required.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR: 18 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (3 credits)
SOC/CRIM/CRIMJ 012 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (6 credits)
PSYCH 445(3); PSYCH 473(3); PSYCH 476(3), PL SC 471(3); PL SC 472(3); PL SC 482(3); PL SC 487(3) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (9 credits)
Select 1 course from the Supported Courses of Criminal Justice, Criminology, and Sociology courses (3 credits) (Initial approved list)
SOC/CRIMJ 013 GS(3)
SOC/CRIMJ/CRIM 406 (3)

Select 1 course from the Supported Courses Psychology Courses (3 credits) (Initial approved list)
PSYCH 221 GS(3); PSYCH 232 GS;US;IL(3); PSYCH 238 GS(3); PSYCH 270(3); PSYCH 414(3); PSYCH 438(3); PSYCH 442(3); PSYCH 445(3); PSYCH 473(3); PSYCH 476(3)

Select 1 course from the Supported Courses of Political Science Courses (3 credits) (Initial approved list)
PL SC 002(3); PL SC 123 GS;US;IL(3); PL SC 177 GS(3); PL SC 419(3); PL SC 439(3); PL SC 482(3); PL SC 489(3); PL SC 178(3); PL SC 471(3); PL SC 472(3); PL SC 473(3); PL SC 487(3)

Lasted Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2016

Blue Sheet Item #: 45-01-031

Review Date: 08/23/2016

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