The major in Criminology enables students to acquire a theoretical and methodological framework for generating and assessing knowledge about crime and social control. The program draws upon disciplines from statistics to neuroscience to develop a liberal arts approach to the subject of crime.
The minimum total course units for graduation in this major is 34. Double majors may entail more course units.
For information about the General Education requirements, please visit the College of Arts & Sciences Curriculum page.
|College General Education Requirements and Free Electives|
|Foundational Approaches + Sectors1 + Free Electives||20|
|CRIM 1100||Criminal Justice||1|
|CRIM 4000||Research Seminar in Experiments in Crime and Justice||1|
|Socio-Political Context of Crime|
|Select 3 Socio-Political Context of Crime courses||3|
|Bio-Psychological-Social Analysis of Crime|
|Select 3 Bio-Psychological-Social Analysis of Crime courses||3|
|Criminal Justice Research|
|Select 2 Criminal Justice Research courses||2|
|Select 3 Criminology electives||3|
|Total Course Units||34|
You may count no more than one course toward both a Major and a Sector requirement. For Exceptions, check the Policy Statement.
Students completing a minor elective track are exempt from the 2 course units of Criminology electives.
Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.4 in the major.
|CRIM 4001||Senior Research Thesis||1.0|
The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2023 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.