Program Requirements

If you are pursuing a degree in criminology, you must meet the following requirements to be eligible for graduation. Also, you must complete the general education program, fulfill the general baccalaureate degree requirements and complete at least 125 hours of coursework.

Both the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in Criminology are 45-hour programs. For a Bachelor of Arts degree, students must also complete 12 hours of a foreign language, History 103 and History 104, a philosophy course and six hours of fine arts beyond the general education requirements.

To remain eligible for a bachelor's degree in criminology, you must maintain at least a 2.00 GPA in courses taken within the major.

If you are planning on graduating, please look at the Senior Checklist

Criminology (Comprehensive) (BA)

Bachelor of Arts
  1. General Education Program and Requirements
  2. Major Requirements (45 hours)
    1. Required Lower Division Core (12 hours): CRM 210(3), 250(3), 260(3), 270(3). All must be completed before enrolling in required courses at the 300 level and above.
    2. Required Upper Division Core (24 hours): CRM 320(3), 330(3), 340(3), 365(3), 380(3), 415(3), 598(3); and either CRM 355(3) or 375(3).
    3. Complete 9 additional hours in CRM courses numbered 300 and above.
      1. Can take either CRM 355 or 375 for elective credit if not taken as a required course.
      2. Can take multiple 1 hour CRM courses at the 300 level to partially satisfy the 9 hours of elective courses requirement.
      3. Can take 3 hours of CRM 490 to partially satisfy the 9 hours of elective courses requirement. Additional CRM 490 hours may be taken, but cannot be counted towards the upper division CRM electives requirement.
    4. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of CRM 598(3).

  3. Specific Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements
  4. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements

Criminology (Comprehensive) (BS)

Bachelor of Science
  1. General Education Program and Requirements
  2. Major Requirements (45 hours)
    1. Required Lower Division Core (12 hours): CRM 210(3), 250(3), 260(3), 270(3). All must be completed before enrolling in required courses at the 300 level and above.
    2. Required Upper Division Core (24 hours): CRM 320(3), 330(3), 340(3), 365(3), 380(3), 415(3), 598(3); and either CRM 355(3) or 375(3).
    3. Complete 9 additional hours in CRM courses numbered 300 and above.
      1. Can take either CRM 355 or 375 for elective credit if not taken as a required course.
      2. Can take multiple 1 hour CRM courses at the 300 level to partially satisfy the 9 hours of elective courses requirement.
      3. Can take 3 hours of CRM 490 to partially satisfy the 9 hours of elective courses requirement. Additional CRM 490 hours may be taken, but cannot be counted towards the upper division CRM electives requirement.
    4. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of CRM 598(3)

  3. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements