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B.A. in Criminology Pre-Law

Liberal Studies

46-47 credits

Liberal Studies—As outlined in the Liberal Studies section with the following specifications:

Mathematics: MATH 217

Natural Science: CHEM 111-112 or BIOL 103-104 recommended

Social Science: CRIM 101

Liberal Studies Elective: No course with CRIM prefix; six credits required

Major

33 credits

Required courses

CRIM 102 Survey of Criminology, 3 credits

CRIM 306 Research Methods, 3 credits

CRIM 400 /W/ Theoretical Criminology, 3 credits

CRIM 401 Contemporary Issues in Criminology, 3 credits

CRIM 403 Dilemmas in Criminology and Criminal Justice, 3 credits

Controlled electives

These electives cover the following areas: (A) the Criminal Justice System, (B) Critical Issues in Criminology, and (C) Diversity Issues in Criminology. A minimum of two courses must be chosen from each group.

Group A: The Criminal Justice System, 6 credits

CRIM 205 Law Enforcement and the Community, 3 credits

CRIM 215 Survey of Courts and the Criminal Justice System, 3 credits

CRIM 225 Survey of Corrections, 3 credits

CRIM 235 Survey of Juvenile Justice and Juvenile Law, 3 credits

CRIM 255 Law, Social Control, and Society, 3 credits

Group B: Critical Issues in Criminology, 6 credits

CRIM 344 Terrorism, 3 credits

CRIM 354 White Collar Crime, 3 credits

CRIM 374 Environmental Crime and Justice, 3 credits

CRIM 384 Violence and Victimology, 3 credits

CRIM 394 Crime and Delinquency Prevention, 3 credits

Group C: Diversity Issues in Criminology, 6 credits

CRIM 410 Race, Ethnicity, Social Structure, and Crime, 3 credits

CRIM 450 Women and Crime, 3 credits

CRIM 470 Comparative Study of Justice, 3 credits

Other Requirements: Pre-law interdisciplinary minor, 15–21 credits

Seven courses, including at least one from each of six areas:

  • Business: ACCT 201, ACCT 202, BLAW 235
  • Economics: ECON 121, ECON 122, ECON 332
  • English: ENGL 212, ENGL 220, ENGL 265, ENGL 310
  • History: HIST 320, HIST 321, HIST 346
  • Philosophy: PHIL 101, PHIL 110, PHIL 222, PHIL 450
  • Political Science: PLSC 358, PLSC 359, PLSC 361

Free Electives, 19-26 credits

Total Degree Requirements: 120 credits

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