Department of Sociology & Criminology

Bachelor of Arts, Criminology Major Program

Co-op Program

Major Program

For admission to the program, students must have completed SOCI 1210 with a minimum grade of C.

To major in Criminology, students must complete thirty-six (36) credit hours as follows:

Core Courses

  •  SOCI 1210 Introductory Sociology (minimum grade C)
  •  CRIM 2303 Introduction to Criminology
  •  CRIM 3010 [SOCI 3010] Classical Theory
  •  CRIM 3011 Contemporary Criminological Theory
  •  CRIM 3100 [SOCI 3100] Qualitative Research Methods
  •  CRIM 3102 [SOCI 3102] Quantitative Research Methods
  •  CRIM 3304 Canadian Criminal Justice System
  •  Nine (9) credit hours in CRIM at the 3000 level
  •  Six (6) credit hours in CRIM or SOCI at the 4000 level

FOR STUDENTS COMPLETING A DOUBLE MAJOR IN SOCIOLOGY AND CRIMINOLOGY, ONLY SIX (6) CREDIT HOURS OF CROSS-LISTED COURSES CAN BE DOUBLE COUNTED.

Suggested Schedule

The following program is recommended by the Department of Sociology and Criminology for students majoring in Criminology:

Year 1:

  • ENGL 1205 Introduction to Literature
  • 9 credit hours of introductory courses in the following humanities (except PHIL 1200): Classics; History; Religious Studies; Modern Languages courses on literature and culture (a maximum of 6 credit hours can be counted from any one area).
  • SOCI 1210 Introductory Sociology with a minimum grade of C.
  • Nine (9) credit hours in Social Sciences
  • Six (6) credit hours from one or two of the following: PHIL 1200 Critical Thinking, Mathematics, a language other than English, or a natural science other than Psychology.

Year 2:

  • CRIM 2303 Introduction to Criminology
  • CRIM 3304 Canadian Criminal Justice System
  • Eighteen (18) credit hours in Arts at the 2000 level or above
  • Six (6) credit hours of electives

Year 3:

  • CRIM3010 [SOCI 3010] Classical Theory
  • CRIM 3011 Contemporary Criminological Theory
  • CRIM 3100 Qualitative Research Methods
  • CRIM 3102 Quantitative Research Methods
  • Six (6) credit hours in CRIM at the 3000 level
  • Six (6) credit hours in Arts at the 2000 level or above
  • Six (6) credit hours of electives

Year 4:

  • Three (3) credit hours in CRIM at the 3000 level
  • Six (6) credit hours in CRIM or SOCI at the 4000 level
  • Three (3) credit hours at the 3000 level not listed above from SOCI or CRIM
  • Six (6) credit hours in Arts at the 2000 level or above
  • Twelve (12) credit hours of electives

Concentration in Criminology

Students in a ninety (90) credit hour B.A. program with a concentration in CRIM are required to complete twenty-four (24) CRIM credit hours with a minimum grade point average of 2.00. Courses cross-listed with Sociology may not be double counted if students choose to complete a double concentration in Sociology and Criminology. Required courses are as follows:

  • SOCI 1210 Introductory Sociology (minimum grade C)
  • CRIM 2303 Introduction to Criminology
  • CRIM 3304 Canadian Criminal Justice System
  • 15 additional credit hours in CRIM

Minor in Criminology

The minor in criminology requires twenty-four (24) credit hours in criminology completed with a minimum grade point average of C. Required courses include:

  • SOCI 1210 Introductory Sociology (minimum grade C)
  • CRIM 2303 Introduction to Criminology
  • CRIM 3304 Canadian Criminal Justice System
  • An additional 15 credit hours in CRIM at the 2000, 3000, or 4000 level

Note:

For students enrolled in the minor program in criminology and the major program in sociology, only 6 credit hours of cross-listed courses may be double counted to meet program requirements.