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Criminology Major Requirements 

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Graduation Requirements

  • 18 credit hours from the major must be completed at the University of Utah
  • Major courses must be completed with a C- or better
  • Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA

 

Foundational Courses (9-11 credits)

Complete at least 3 of the following:

SOC 1010 Introduction to Sociology (3) BF
PSY 1010 General Psychology (4) BF
POLS 1100 U.S. National Government (3) AI
ANTH 1010 Culture and the Human Experience (3) BF
FCS 1500 Lifespan Human Development (3) BF

 

Core Courses (12 credits)

Complete the following:

SOC 1111 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3)
SOC 3561 Criminology (3)
POLS 3220 Jurisprudence of Criminal Law (3)
SW 2500 Evidence-Based Social Work Practice in Criminal Justice (3)


Statistical Analysis (3-4 credits)

Complete at least 1 of the following:

FCS 3210 Statistics in Family and Consumer Studies (4) QB, QI
GEOG 3020 Geographical Analysis (4) QB, QI
PSY 3000 Statistical Methods in Psychology (4) QB, QI
SOC 3112 Social Statistics (4) QB, QI
ECON 3640 Probability and Statistical Inference for Economists (3) QB
ANTH 4250 Spatial Analysis in Anthropology (3)

 

Research Methods (3-4 credits)

Complete at least 1 of the following:

FCS 3200 Research Methods in Family and Consumer Studies (4) SUSL
POLS 3001 Political Analysis (3) QB, QI
PSY 3010 Research Methods in Psychology (4) QI, CW
SOC 3111 Research Methods (3) CW, SUSL


Ethics & Value Theory (3 credits)

Complete at least 1 of the following:

PHIL 301X Philosophy of ______ (3) (By approval)
PHIL 3500 Ethics (3) HF
PHIL 3700 Political Philosophy (3) HF
PHIL 3710 Philosophy of Law (3) 
PHIL 3730 Justice and International Affairs (3) IF, SUSL

 

Criminology (3 credits)

Complete at least 1 of the following:

GENERAL

ECON 3150 The Economics of Sex, Drugs, and Crime (3)
PSY 2500 Social Psychology (3) SUSL
PSY 3400 Psychology of Abnormal Behavior (3)
PSY 3440 Personality Theories (3)
PSY 3960 Psychology and Social Issues (3 - 5)
PSY 4450 Intergroup Relations: Our Prejudices and Stereotypes (3) DV
SOC 3510 Special Topics in Deviance, Crime & the Law (3)
SOC 3560 Deviant Behavior and Social Control (3) BF
SOC 3565 Women and Crime (3) DV
SOC 3566 Society and the Criminal Mind (3)
SOC 3020 Social Psychology (3)

 

TYPES OF CRIME

ANTH 4138 Anthropology of Violence and Non-Violence (3)
FCS 5370 Family Violence (3) CW
GEOG 5320 Geography of Terrorism and Homeland Security (3)
POLS 5450 Political Violence/Terrorism (3)
SOC 3567 Corporations and Corruption (3)
SOC 3569 Terrorism, Violence, and Aggression (3)
SOC 3570 Gangs and Gang Violence in the U.S. (3)
SOC 3571 Murder in America (3)
SOC 4566 Sexual Assault (3)

 

JUVENILES

FCS 3430 Family Advocacy and Policy (3)
FCS 5230 Adolescence (3)
PSY 2200 Childhood and Adolescent Development (3)
PSY 3250 Abnormal Child Psychology (3)
PSY 3260 Social Development (3)
SOC 3562 Juvenile Delinquency (3)

 

Criminal Justice (3 credits)

Complete at least 1 of the following: 

GENERAL

ANTH 2220 Intro to Forensic Anthropology and the Science" of CSI" (3) AS
ANTH 4272 Forensic Anthropology (3)
GEOG 3340 Geography of Disasters and Emergency Management (3)
LING 4150 Forensic Linguistics (3)
POLS 5250 Corrections Administration (3)
SOC 3563 Good Cop, Bad Cop: Policing in the U.S. (3)
SOC 3564 Locked Up!: Courts and Corrections (3)
SOC 3570 Gangs and Gang Violence in the U.S. (3)

 

LAW

ECON 5380 Law and Economics (3)
FCS 5282 Conflict and Mediation (3)
POLS 3200 Introduction to Law and Politics (3) BF
POLS 5120 Judicial Process (3)
POLS 5212 Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (3)
SOC 3568 Sociology of Law (3) CW
SOC 5663 Social Inequality, Crime, Criminal Justice & the Law (3)

 

Electives (12 credits)

Complete at least 12 credits from the following sections:

  • Criminology
  • Criminal Justice 
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Internship

 

Research & Internship (Optional)

Undergraduate Research

ANTH 4950 Undergraduate Research (1 - 6)
FCS 5950 Undergraduate Research (1 - 4)
GEOG 5950 Undergraduate Research (3 - 5)
POLS 4950 Undergraduate Research (1 - 4)
PSY 4800 Research Experience: General (1 - 6)
PSY 4802 Research Experience: Cognitive (1 - 6)
PSY 4803 Research Experience: Neuroscience (1 - 6)
PSY 4804 Research Experience: Clinical (1 - 6)
PSY 4805 Research Experience: Developmental (1 - 6)
SOC 3950 Individual Research (1 - 3)

 

Internships

SOC 4891 CSBS Internship: Criminology (3)
HNKLY 4900 Internship: Local (3 - 12)

 

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Last Updated: 8/31/20