Overview

Major in Criminology

The major can be completed entirely online or in-person. A total of 36 hours of criminology courses are required for completion of the major. A minimum of 30 hours must be completed through USF Tampa. 

REQUIRED COURSES:

  • CCJ 3024 Survey of Criminal Behavior
  • CCJ 3117 Theories of Criminal Behavior 
  • CCJ 3701 Research Methods 
  • CCJ 4934 Seminar in Criminology 

CCJ 3117 must be completed prior to CCJ 3701 with a C grade or higher

CCJ 3701 must be completed prior to CCJ 4934 with a C grade or higher

REQUIRED ELECTIVES: 

In addition to the above courses, students must enroll in 24 hours (8 classes) of Criminology elective courses. Not every elective is offered every semester. Possible courses to choose from include:

  • CCJ 3621 Patterns of Criminal Behavior 
  • CCJ 3014 Crime and Justice in America
  • CCJ 4681 Domestic Violence
  • CCJ 4690 Sex Offenders
  • CJL 4115 Environmental Law & Crime
  • CCJ 3666 Victimology 
  • CCJ 4224 Miscarriages of Justice 
  • CCJ 4613 Forensic Psychology 
  • CCJ 4361 Death Penalty 
  • CCJ 4662 Race and Crime 
  • CJC 4010 American Correctional System
  • CJE 4010 Juvenile Justice System 
  • CJE 4114 American Law Enforcement Systems
  • CJL 4410 Criminal Rights and Procedures
  • CJL 3110 Substantive Criminal Law
  • CJE 4610 Criminal Investigation
  • CCJ 4940 Internship (See advisor)
  • CCJ 4933 Topics Courses (Examples include: Serial Killers, Gangs, Crime & Public Policy, Cybercrime) Repeatable when taken under different titles.

Students majoring in criminology will be subject to the Department's "D/F" rule (no more than one D+ or below allowed in a Criminology course) and residency requirements.