Concentration in Criminology

The concentration in criminology is specifically designed for those students interested in the theoretical rather than the applied aspect of criminal justice. The program is directed toward those who wish to pursue careers in the academic field or who intend to continue into doctoral programs in criminal justice, criminology, law, or sociology.

Please note the new course listings and their previous names in parenthesis.

Core courses (four required, as specified under Degree Requirements)

Specialized area courses (select any four listed below)

CRJ 601 Law and Social Policy (SOC 4065)
CRJ 627 Contemporary Criminology: Scope and Applications (SOC 4105)
CRJ 628 Victimology (SOC 4125)
CRJ 629 Violence and Victims (SOC 4175)
CRJ 615 Youth Cultures and Deviance (SOC 4435)
CRJ 630 Gender, Crime, and Justice (SOC 4455)
CRJ 651 Restorative Justice: Theory (SOC 4475)
CRJ 631 Criminal Jurisprudence (SOC 4525)
CRJ 632 Crime and Urban Communities (SOC 4535)
CRJ 619 Foundations of Addictions for Criminal Justice Professionals (SOC 4805)
CRJ 617 Mental Health and the Law (SOC 4205)
CRJ 655 Inside/Out: Exploring Crime and Justice Behind Bars

Electives (two required)
Selected from any Criminal Justice course.
Students who plan to continue their studies in a Ph.D. program are urged to do a master's thesis. See course CRJ 793 for details.