Four-Year Degree Plan for Major in Criminology

Note that this is a sample four-year plan. There are other course sequences that will allow a student to graduate within four years as long as prerequisite courses are taken in the proper sequence. This sample plan does not guarantee course availability, and adjustments to students’ plans may be necessary if they are unable to take specific courses during specific semesters. Students who are placed into lower level FYW, MAT or other prerequisite courses will need to adjust their four-year plans accordingly. Similarly, students who bring in Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment or transfer credit for courses will need to adjust their four-year plans. A minimum of a 2.0 GPA both overall and in the major is required for graduation. In addition to major requirements, all components of the Baccalaureate Experience must be completed in order to successfully graduate.

Degree Requirements

First (Freshman) Year - Fall Semester

CRM 101Introduction to Criminology

4

Humanities / Fine Arts or Social Science (Bacc. Exp.)

4

FYW 101Writing and Inquiry

4

GTW 101Gateways

1

or

HON 101Pathways to Honors 1

1

Total Credit Hours:13

First (Freshman) Year - Spring Semester

CRM 102Introduction to Criminal Justice

4

Social Science (Bacc. Exp)

4

Humanities/Fine Arts (Bacc. Exp.)

4

FYW 102Writing & Research

4

GTW 102Gateways II

1

or

HON 102Pathways to Honors 2

1

Total Credit Hours:17

Second (Sophomore) Year - Fall Semester

CRM Select one course from Category 1, 2 or 3

4

CRM 240Research Methods

4

MAT 155Finite Mathematics for Liberal Arts

4

or

MAT 160College Algebra

4

Humanities / Fine Arts or Social Science (Bacc. Exp.)

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Second (Sophomore) Year - Spring Semester

CRM Select one course from Category 1, 2 or 3

4

CRM 313Corrections

4

Humanities / Fine Arts or Social Science (Bacc. Exp.)

4

Natural Science (Bacc. Exp.)

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Third (Junior) Year - Fall Semester

CRM 311Criminal Law and Procedure

4

CRM 324Criminological Theory

4

Humanities / Fine Arts or Social Science (Bacc. Exp.)

4

General Elective

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Third (Junior) Year - Spring Semester

CRM Select one course from Category 1, 2 or 3

4

Humanities/Fine Arts or Social Science (Bacc. Exp.)

4

General Elective

4

General Elective

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Fourth (Senior) Year - Fall Semester

General Elective

4

General Elective

4

General Elective

4

General Elective

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Fourth (Senior) Year - Spring Semester

CRM 499Criminology Capstone Experience

2

CRM Elective

4

General or CRM electives

9

Total Credit Hours:15

Total Credit Hours: 124