General Education Requirements
Majors must satisfy the university and college general education requirements. Courses used to fulfill the social science or state requirement may not be taken from courses in the major. Foreign language proficiency is not required, although students are encouraged to take foreign language courses. Majors may not take the following courses on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis: criminology and criminal justice courses; SOC 3220, Quantitative Techniques in Sociology; or SOC 3230, Research Methods. Additionally, substitutions approved by departmental advisers for these courses may not be taken on a satisfactory/ unsatisfactory basis.
Declaring the Criminology and Criminal Justice Major
Students must complete the following courses before declaring the major:
|CRIMIN 1100||Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice||3|
|CRIMIN 1110||Theories of Crime||3|
|CRIMIN 2210||Research Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice||3|
|CRIMIN 2220||Statistical Analysis In Criminology And Criminal Justice 1||4|
Students must successfully complete CRIMIN 2220 with a grade of C- or better within three attempts.
Courses used to fulfill the social science or state requirements may not be taken from courses in the major. Students may register for 3000-5000 level courses only after completing ENGL 3100 (Advanced Expository Writing).
Students may register for 3000-5000 level courses only after prerequisites have been satisfied or after obtaining a signature from the adviser in criminology and criminal justice or consent of the instructor.
Criminology majors may not take course numbers 1100, 2260, or 3345 offered through UM-Independent Studies to fulfill degree requirements in the major.
Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice candidates must complete the core curriculum listed below:
|The following courses in criminology and criminal justice are required:||22|
|Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice|
|Theories of Crime|
|Criminal Justice Policy|
|Research Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice|
|Statistical Analysis In Criminology And Criminal Justice|
|Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Select one of the following courses in Criminology and Criminal Justice:||3|
|Comparative Criminology and Criminal Justice|
|Gender, Crime, and Justice|
|Violence Against Women|
|Race, Crime, and Justice|
|Select three additional CRIMIN courses at the 3000, 4000, or 5000 level:||9|
Candidates must earn a minimum grade of (C-) in the following courses: CRIMIN 2220 Statistical Analysis in Criminology and Criminal Justice, and CRIMIN 4390 Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice.
Candidates must also have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better in the major.
Expected Learning Outcomes
- Students will demonstrate critical thinking to reflect a depth, breadth and integration of knowledge in the key areas of criminology and criminal justice, law, theory, research methods, statistics, and criminal justice policy.
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of the three areas of the criminal justice system: policing, courts, and corrections.
- Students will analyze the role that class, race, gender and culture play in crime and criminal justice.
- Students will be able to evaluate and report research findings and data in a professional and ethical manner.
- Graduates will be able to formulate and assess research questions, recognize the need for information and the knowledge to procure that information from relevant scholarly literature and databases, design research projects grounded in theory and scholarship, and evaluate data critically.
- Graduates will be able to build upon internship and service-learning experiences to apply theory into practice in the public and private sectors.
Sample Four Year Plan
|INTDSC 10031||1||CRIMIN 1110||3|
|ENGL 1100||3||CRIMIN 1120||3|
|CORE - Mathematics Proficiency||3||EXPLORE - Social Sciences||3|
|CRIMIN 1100||3||EXPLORE - Math and Sciences||3|
|EXPLORE - Humanities and Fine Arts||3||EXPLORE - Humanities and Fine Arts||3|
|Elective or minor||3|
|CRIMIN 2130||3||CRIMIN 2240, 2250, or 2260||3|
|CRIMIN 2210||3||CRIMIN 2220||4|
|EXPLORE - Math and Sciences||3||EXPLORE - Math and Sciences||3|
|EXPLORE - Humanities and Fine Arts||3||CORE - US History and Government||5|
|EXPLORE - Social Scienes||3|
|CRIMIN 3000+ level course||3||CRIMIN 3000+level course||3|
|Cultural Diversity Requirement||3||Elective or minor||12|
|Elective or minor||6|
|CRIMIN 3000+ level course||3||CRIMIN 4390||3|
|Elective or minor||12||CRIMIN 3000+ level course||3|
|Elective or minor||9|
|Total Hours: 121|
INTDSC 1003 is required only for first-time freshmen and transfer students with less than 24 college credits.
PLEASE NOTE: This plan is an example of what a four year plan could look like for a typical student. Placement exam scores in math as well as the completion of coursework may change the plan. It should not be used in the place of regular academic advising appointments. All students are encouraged to meet with their advisor each semester. All requirements are subject to change.