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Undergraduate Bulletin 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Criminology - B.A.


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The major in criminology offers a career-enhancing liberal arts curriculum based upon the sociological study of law and concepts of justice and social control, and it provides an understanding of the structural roots of deviance, delinquency, crime, victimization, crime control, and related social policies. Students majoring in criminology undergo a comprehensive program of study and are prepared for professional employment in a number of occupations related to social service and law; for graduate study in criminology, the sociology of law, or justice studies; or for law school. Students are also encouraged to acquire practical experience through internships and service learning opportunities. For additional information regarding the criminology major, students should consult an advisor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology.

Major Requirements:

Forty semester hours chosen in conference with an advisor, including:

Required Courses:


Specialized Social and Legal Theory (6 semester hours):


Complete one of the follow two-course options : 

Additional Information


Course substitutions are permitted when deemed necessary in consultation with an advisor and subject to the approval of the department chair. STA (study abroad) courses are permitted as course substitutions in consultation with an advisor and subject to the approval of the department chair.

Students are also encouraged to acquire practical experience through internships, community-based learning opportunities, and study abroad or domestic study courses. For additional information regarding the sociology program and its concentrations, students should consult an advisor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology.

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