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University Bulletin

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Criminology

University Park, College of the Liberal Arts (CRMBS)

Not all options are available at every campus. Contact the campus you are interested in attending to determine which options are offered.

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

This major provides the opportunity to develop a stronger foundation in research methods, quantification, and the sciences. It prepares students with relevant aptitudes for pursuing further studies or finding employment where such knowledge is advantageous. Students contemplating futures in social science research, business, forensics, public service, and paralegal positions should consider this degree or some of its recommended courses.

Either the B.A. or B.S. 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.S. 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: 17-19 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 61-63 credits[1]
(This includes 4 credits of GENERAL EDUCATION GQ courses)

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 40 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (13 credits)
CRIM 012 GS(3)/CRIMJ 012 GS(3)/SOC 012 GS(3), CRIM 100(3)/CRIMJ 100(3) (Sem: 1-2)
STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-8)
CRIMJ 250W(3) (Sem: 2-4)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (27 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 in race, ethnicity and gender:
AF AM 100 GS;US(3), AF AM 101 GH;US(3), AF AM/SOC/WMNST 103 US(3), AF AM 103 US(3)/SOC 103 US(3)/WMNST 103 US(3), AM ST/WMNST 104 GH;US(3), AM ST 105 GH;US(3), AM ST 432(3), ANTH 146 GS;US(3), CAS 271 US;IL(3), CAS 422 US(3), CAS 455 US(3), CAS 471 US;IL(3), CMLIT 101 GH;US;IL(3), CRIM 451(3), CRIMJ/WMNST 453 US(3), ENGL 135 GH;US(3), ENGL 139 GH;US(3), ENGL 462 US(3), HIST 154 GH;US(3), LER/WMNST 136 US(3), PHIL 009 GH(3), PSYCH 432 US(3), SOC 119 GS;US(4), SOC 409 US(3), SOC 419(3), SOC 429(3) or WMNST 001 GS;US;IL(3) (Sem: 1-8)
Select 6 credits from the core courses CRIMJ 430(3), CRIM 432(3),CRIM 435(3), CRIM 451(3), CRIM 453(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 (CRIM) (Sem: 5-8)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 21-23 credits

BUSINESS/PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION OPTION: (21 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (6 credits)
ECON 102 GS(3), ECON 104 GS(3) (Sem: 1-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (15 credits)
Select 15 credits with at least 3 credits each from groups a, b, c, d (Sem: 3-8)
a) ECON 302 GS(3), FIN 100(3)
b) MGMT 100(3), MKTG 221(3), PSYCH 281 GS(3), PSYCH 482(3), PSYCH 484(3), PSYCH 485(3)
c) B LAW 243(3), LER 401(3), LER 411(3), LER 434(3), LER 435(3), LER 437(3), SOC 444(3), SOC 455(3)
d) Select 3 credits from CAS 404(3), CAS 450W(3), CAS 452(3), CAS 471 US;IL(3), CAS 483(3), ENGL 418(3), ENGL 419(3), ENGL 421(3), FR 408(3), GER 408 IL(3), HIST 425 IL(3), HIST 458W(3), LER 400-level course(s), PL SC 412(3), PL SC 417(3), PL SC 419(3), PL SC 490(3), PL SC 444(3), PSYCH 482(3), PSYCH 484(3), PSYCH 485(3), SOC 444(3), SOC 455(3), SOC 456(3), SPAN 412(3)

COMPUTING AND STATISTICS OPTION: (21 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (5 credits)
SOC 470(4), STAT 480(1) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (16 credits)
Select 16 credits from CAS 483(3), CMPSC 203 GQ(4), MATH 110 GQ(4) and MATH 111 GQ(2) or MATH 140 GQ(4) and MATH 141 GQ(4); MIS 204(3); STAT 460(3), STAT 462(3) or STAT 464(3) (Sem: 1-8)

LEGAL STUDIES OPTION: (21 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (3 credits)
PHIL 012 GQ(3) (Sem: 1-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (18 credits)
Select 3 credits from CAS 213(3), CAS 215(3), CAS 321(3) or CAS 250(3) (Sem: 3-8)
Select 12 credits from B LAW 243(3), B LAW 410(3), CRIM 432(3) or CRIM 467(3)/SOC 467(3), CRIM 469(3), COMM 403(3), L ST 470(3), PHIL 105 GH(3), PHIL 108 GH(3), PHIL 408(3), PL SC 403(3), PL SC 431(3), PL SC 432(3), PL SC 471(3), PL SC 472(3), SOC 405(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits from HIST 449 US(3), HIST 450 US(3), PL SC 474(3) (Sem: 5-8)

SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH OPTION: (22-23 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (5 credits)
SOC 470(4), STAT 480(1) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (17-18 credits)
Select 8-9 credits from MATH 110 GQ(4) and MATH 111 GQ(2) or MATH 140 GQ(4) and MATH 141 GQ(4), STAT 460(3), STAT 462(3), STAT 464(3) (Sem: 1-8)
Select 9 credits from HD FS 401(3), PL SC 490(3), any 400-level STAT course (Sem: 5-8)

NOTE: Internships will be counted as elective credits (CRIM 395).

NOTE: The following themes should be incorporated into all CRIM classes, as appropriate: ethical issues, ethnicity and gender issues, and theory.

[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 2013

Blue Sheet Item #: 42-01-099

Review Date: 08/20/13

Publications updated department head: 12/02/11

UCA Revision #1: 8/3/06
UCA Revision #2: 7/27/07

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