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University Bulletin

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Criminology

University Park, College of the Liberal Arts (CRMBA)

PROFESSOR JOHN ICELAND, Head, Department of Sociology, and Crime, Law, and Justice

(The Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology is offered by the Criminology Program in the Department of Sociology.)

This major provides students with a broadly based liberal education focused on the understanding and analysis of crime and justice systems. Students obtain a foundation of knowledge of the basic components of the criminal justice and legal systems as well as abilities to solve problems, think and read critically, and write effectively within the context of criminal justice and criminological research and theory.

The B.A. degree is suitable for students seeking entry-level positions in the criminal justice system and for students interested in graduate and law school. Students interested in acquiring strong quantitative skills should consider the B.S. degree.

For the B.A. degree in Criminology, a minimum of 121 credits is required.

Per Senate Policy 83-80.5, the college dean or campus chancellor and program faculty may require up to 24 credits of course work in the major to be taken at the location or in the college or program where the degree is earned. For more information, check the Recommended Academic Plan for your intended program.

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(4 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 21 credits

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
(3 of these 24 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR, GENERAL EDUCATION, or ELECTIVES and 0-12 credits are included in ELECTIVES if foreign language proficiency is demonstrated by examination.)
(See description of Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements in this bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 34 credits[1]
(This includes 4 credits of General Education GQ courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (13 credits)
CRIM 100 GS(3)/CRIMJ 100 GS(3), CRIM 012 GS(3)/CRIMJ 012 GS(3)/SOC 012 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
STAT 200 GQ(4), CRIM 250W(3) (Sem: 1-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (21 credits)
Select 3 credits from: CAS 283(3), CMPSC 100(3), CMPSC 101 GQ(3) (Sem: 1-8)
Select 3 credits from: SOC 001 GS(3), SOC 003 GS(3), or SOC 005 GS(3) (Sem: 1-8)
Select 6 credits from: CRIM 430(3), CRIM 432(3), CRIM 435(3), CRIM 451 US(3), CRIM 453 US(3), CRIM 467(3), CRIM 490(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 6 credits from: CRIM 406(3), CRIM 407(3), CRIM 413(3), CRIM 414(3), CRIM 421(3), CRIM 422(3), CRIM 423(3), CRIM 424(3), CRIM 425(3), CRIM 441(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 additional credits at the 400 level in Criminology (Sem: 5-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2012

Blue Sheet Item #: 40-06-144

Review Date: 04/10/2012

UCA Revision #2: 7/27/07

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Publications updated department head: 12/02/11