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 2300 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:

  • CRIM 3010 [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 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)
  • SOCI 1211 Social Power Relations (minimum grade C)
  • CRIM 2010 [SOCI 2010] Principles of Social Theory
  • CRIM 2100 [SOCI 2100] Social Research Methods
  • CRIM 2124 [SOCI 2124] Social Inequality & Justice
  • CRIM 2303 Introduction to Criminology
  • CRIM 2304 Canadian Criminal Justice System
  • 3 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 GPA of 2.00)
  • 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.