Overview

Student Learning Outcomes

Criminology Specific Knowledge and skills

Research Methods

Students will understand the various research methods used in criminology and criminal justice research. 

Theory & Policy

Students will understand the basic concepts of criminological theory and how it's assessed in the discipline of criminology and criminal justice. 

Critical Thinking Skills

Criminology students will demonstrate critical thinking and analytical abilities, including the capacities to engage in inductive and deductive thinking and quantitative reasoning, and to construct sound arguments. 

Communication Skills

Criminology students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills. 


Criminology Courses Offered in the Next Four Years:

Year 1

Fall
Survey of Criminal Justice Systems (4 sections)
Theories of Criminal Behavior (2 sections)
Research Methods (5 sections)
Topics (5 sections)
Senior Seminar (5 sections)
Electives (10 sections)

Spring
Survey of Criminal Justice Systems (3 sections)
Theories of Criminal Behavior (4 sections)
Research Methods (4 sections)
Topics (8 sections)
Senior Seminar (5 sections)
Electives (10 sections)

Summer
Survey of Criminal Justice Systems (1 section)
Theories of Criminal Behavior (1 section)
Research Methods (1 section)
Topics (3 sections)
Senior Seminar (2 sections)
Electives (6 sections)

Year 2

Fall
Survey of Criminal Justice Systems (4 sections)
Theories of Criminal Behavior (2 sections)
Research Methods (5 sections)
Topics (5 sections)
Senior Seminar (5 sections)
Electives (10 sections)

Spring
Survey of Criminal Justice Systems (3 sections)
Theories of Criminal Behavior (4 sections)
Research Methods (4 sections)
Topics (8 sections)
Senior Seminar (5 sections)
Electives (10 sections)

Summer
Survey of Criminal Justice Systems (1 section)
Theories of Criminal Behavior (1 section)
Research Methods (1 section)
Topics (3 sections)
Senior Seminar (2 sections)
Electives (6 sections)

Year 3

Fall
Survey of Criminal Justice Systems (4 sections)
Theories of Criminal Behavior (2 sections)
Research Methods (5 sections)
Topics (5 sections)
Senior Seminar (5 sections)
Electives (10 sections)

Spring
Survey of Criminal Justice Systems (3 sections)
Theories of Criminal Behavior (4 sections)
Research Methods (4 sections)
Topics (8 sections)
Senior Seminar (5 sections)
Electives (10 sections)

Summer
Survey of Criminal Justice Systems (1 section)
Theories of Criminal Behavior (1 section)
Research Methods (1 section)
Topics (3 sections)
Senior Seminar (2 sections)
Electives (6 sections)

Year 4

Fall
Survey of Criminal Justice Systems (4 sections)
Theories of Criminal Behavior (2 sections)
Research Methods (5 sections)
Topics (5 sections)
Senior Seminar (5 sections)
Electives (10 sections)

Spring
Survey of Criminal Justice Systems (3 sections)
Theories of Criminal Behavior (4 sections)
Research Methods (4 sections)
Topics (8 sections)
Senior Seminar (5 sections)
Electives (10 sections)

Summer
Survey of Criminal Justice Systems (1 section)
Theories of Criminal Behavior (1 section)
Research Methods (1 section)
Topics (3 sections)
Senior Seminar (2 sections)
Electives (6 sections)