College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology

Criminology Major

2014-2016 Criminology Major Curriculum*

Please see your degree audit to determine which criminology program requirements (2006-2008, 2008-2010, 2010-2012, or 2012-2014) you need to fulfill. If you are under an older curriculum and wish to switch to the current curriculum (2012-2014), you may be able to redeclare the major (visit the SAC department office BAK 356 to declare or redeclare major, or to obtain earlier curriculum information). In order to graduate with a major in criminology, students must achieve a total major GPA of at least 2.33.

For Criminology Major advising, contact Dr. Gayle Rhineberger-Dunn at gayle.rhineberger@uni.edu or 319-273-3245.

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Required Courses (18 hours)

Number

Course Name

Prerequisites

Credits

SOC 1000

Introduction to Sociology (980:001)

None

3

CRIM 2022

Criminal Justice System (982:022)

SOC 1000

3

CRIM 2025

Criminology (982:025)

SOC 1000

3

SOC 2020

OR

PSYCH 3003

OR

STAT 1772

Statistics for Social Research (980:080)

 

Psychological Statistics (400:102)

 

Introduction to Statistical Methods (800:072)

Liberal Arts Core Math Class

 

PSYCH 1001, PSYCH 3002, one college-level mathematics course or consent of instructor.

3

 

4

 

3

SOC 2010

Research Methods (980:108)

SOC 1000

3

CRIM 4575

Senior Seminar in Criminology (982:175)

senior; criminology majors only

3

 

Note: Students majoring in criminology should take CRIM 2022 and CRIM 2025 before taking any 100-level courses within the major (see course descriptions for 4-digit numbers associated with these 100-level courses).

 

Group One Electives “Crime and Criminals” (9-12 hours)

Number

Course Name

Prerequisites

Credits

CRIM 3319/5319

Victimology (982:119g)

junior

3

CRIM 2112

White Collar Crime (982:112)

SOC 1000; CRIM 2025

3

CRIM 4122/5122

Youth Gangs (982:122g)

SOC 1000; junior

3

CRIM 2127

Juvenile Delinquency (982:127)

SOC 1000; CRIM 2025

3

CRIM 4137/5137

Homicide (982:137g)

SOC 1000; CRIM 2025; junior

3

CRIM 3151

Crime and Social Inequality (982:151)

SOC 1000; CRIM 2022; junior

3

CRIM 2152

Crime and Community (982:152)

3

CRIM 4323/5323

Social Deviance and Control (982:123g)

SOC 1000; junior

3

CRIM 4331/5331

Women, Crime, and Society (982:131g)

SOC 1000; SOC 2010; junior 

3

CRIM 4369/5369

Drugs, Crime, and Society (982:169g)

SOC 1000; junior 

3

CRIM 4381/5381

Topics in Criminology (982:181g)

SOC 1000; CRIM 2025; junior

3

.

Group Two Electives “Policy, Law and Justice” (6-9 hours)

Number

Course Name

Prerequisites

Credits

CRIM 4216/5216

Correctional Treatment: Theory & Practice (982:116g)

SOC 1000; (CRIM 2022 OR CRIM 2025); junior

3

CRIM 2217

Community Corrections (982:117)

SOC 1000; CRIM 2022; sophomore

3

CRIM 4224/5224

Police and Society (982:124g)

SOC 1000; junior

3

CRIM 3226/5226

Crime and Punishment (982:126g)

SOC 1000; CRIM 2022; junior

3

CRIM 4228/5228

Law and Society (982:128g)

SOC 1000; junior

3

CRIM 2232

Juvenile Justice (982:132)

SOC 1000; CRIM 2022; sophomore

3

CRIM 4253/5253

Crime and Public Policy (982:153g)

SOC 1000; CRIM 2022; junior

3

CRIM 2134

Crime Analysis

SOC 2020 OR STAT 1772; sophomore

3

CRIM 2134 Ethics in Crime, Law, and Justice (982:113) SOC 1000; CRIM 2022; sophomore

3

CRIM 3225 Criminal Court System SOC 1000; CRIM 2022

3

CRIM 4381/5381 Topics in Criminology (982:181g) SOC 1000; CRIM 2025; junior

3

 

Group Three Electives “Interdisciplinary and Applied Studies in Criminology” (3-6 hours)

Number

Course Name

Prerequisites

Credits

POL AMER 3144

Civil Rights and Liberties (942:144)

none

3

ANTH 3420

Forensic Anthropology (990:155) ANTH 1001

3

CRIM 3130

Readings in Criminology Completed nine hours of criminology courses; junior; consent of instructor and department head

1-3

CRIM 3179

Cooperative Education (982:179) Consent of Department Head, Instructor, and Cooperative Education office 1-3

CRIM 4198

Independent Study (982:198) Consent of Instructor and Department Head

1-3

CRIM 4485

Criminology Internship (982:185) SOC 1000; CRIM 2022; CRIM 2025; junior; major GPA 2.80 or higher. Consent of instructor and department head

3

POL AMER 1048

Introduction to Public Administration (942:048) None

3

POL AMER 3147

Law and the Courts (942:147) None

3

POL AMER 4142/5142

Problems in Juvenile and Family Law (942:142g) Junior

3

POL COMP 3121

Terrorism and Insurgency (944:121) None

3

PSYCH 3102/5102

Drugs and Individual Behavior (400:170g) Junior

3

PSYCH 3403/5403

Abnormal Psychology (400:142g) PSYCH 1001; junior standing.

3

SOC 1060

Social Problems (980:060) None

3

SOC 3037/5037

Race, Ethnicity and Social Justice (980:045g) SOC 1000; junior standing.

3

SOC 3080/5080

(ANTH 3080/5080)

Immigration and Transnationalism (980/990:120g) SOC 1000 or ANTH 1002; junior

3

 

Total hours for major= 39

*Criminology Course Descriptions