Offered by: College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences, Sociology Department
The Criminology major is a program that focuses on the systematic study of crime as a socio-pathological phenomenon, the behavior of criminals, and the social institutions involved to respond to crime. The Criminology major includes instruction in the theory of crime, psychological and social bases of criminal behavior, social value systems and the theory of punishment, criminal law and criminal justice systems, penology, rehabilitation and recidivism, studies of specific types of crime, social attitudes and policy, and applications to specific issues in law enforcement administration and policy.
The curriculum matrix for the degree program may be found here. The curriculum matrix is the alignment of courses (curriculum) with the desired goals and student learning outcomes of the program. It shows what is taught and how these outcomes are achieved through the completion of the degree program.
NOTE: No double majoring is allowed within the department because there is too much curricular overlap. However, students can minor across the department, but are not allowed to double count courses between the major and minor, unless a particular course is required of both the major and minor.