Catalog 2021-2022

Criminology and Criminal Justice Major

Degree Requirements

B.S. Curriculum Core Courses

CRM 101Introduction to Criminology

4

CRM 102Introduction to Criminal Justice

4

CRM 200Law Enforcement

4

CRM 240Research Methods

4

CRM 245Statistics for Criminology and Criminal Justice

4

CRM 311Criminal Law and Procedure

4

CRM 313Corrections

4

CRM 324Criminological Theory

4

Total Credit Hours:32

 

Electives for the B.S. Program

In addition to the core course degree requirements, students must take a minimum of 12 hours of criminology electives that include 8 hours from 300 and 400 level courses. Transfer students must take 15 hours in residence within the major.

Students must choose at least one course from each of the three categories below to satisfy the 12 hours of criminology electives.

Category 1

CRM 206Criminal Investigation

4

CRM 210Ethics in Justice

4

CRM 212Juvenile Delinquency

4

CRM 215Crime Control Policy in the United States

4

CRM 248Comparative Criminal Justice Systems

2

CRM 248AComparative Criminal Justice Systems/Travel Course

2

CRM 249Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation

4

CRM 290Special Summer Studies

4

Total Credit Hours:4

Category 2

CRM 300Victimology

4

CRM 307Crime Scene Investigation

4

CRM 310Abnormal Behavior and Criminality

4

CRM 321Comparative Criminology

4

CRM 323Correctional Law

4

Total Credit Hours:4

Category 3

CRM 400Crime and Punishment: Current Controversies

4

CRM 403Drugs, Deviance and Crime

4

CRM 406Violence in America

4

CRM 409White Collar and Elite Crime

4

CRM 421Special Issues in Criminal Justice

4

CRM 422Terrorism

4

CRM 427Death Penalty

4

CRM 432Race, Class, Gender and Crime

4

CRM 433Complexities of Drug Trafficking

4

CRM 450Independent Study

1-5

Total Credit Hours:4

Individual Study Opportunities

Those students planning to attend graduate or law school and meet the requirements outlined in the Course Descriptions chapter of this catalog are encouraged to take one of the following courses.

CRM 401Internship in Criminology

4-16

CRM 451Senior Thesis

4

Total Credit Hours: 44