BA in Criminology

To earn a BA in Criminology students shall complete 36 credit hours of the following:

Required Courses (21 hours) – Pre-Requisites

  • CCJ 3024 – Survey of the Criminal Justice System
  • CCJ 3117 – Theories of Criminal Behavior
  • CCJ 3706 – Applied Statistics in Crime
  • CCJ 3701 – Research Methods I
  • CJE 3444 – Crime Prevention
  • CJE 3656 – Introduction to Crime Analysis
  • CCJ 4934 – Senior Seminar. Current Senior Seminar topics include: Crime, Media & Pop Culture;Drugs, Crime & Society;Gender & Crime;Violence, Guns & Crime; Economy & Crime

Elective Courses (15 hours)

  • CJE 3641 – Introduction to Forensic Science
  • CCJ 3666-Victimology
  • CJL 3110 – Substantive Criminal Law
  • CJE 4114 – American Law Enforcement Systems
  • CJL 4410 – Criminal Rights and Procedures
  • CJC 4010 – American Correctional Systems
  • CJE 4010 – Juvenile Justice System
  • CCJ 3621 – Patterns of Criminal Behavior (Online Only)
  • CCJ 4930 – Critical Issues in Policing
  • CCJ 4900 – Directed Readings-Must contact professor for permission
  • CCJ 4910 – Directed Research-Must contact professor for permission
  • CCJ 4940 – Internship for Criminal Justice Majors-Must contact Dr. Ruefle 
  • CCJ 4933 – Selected Topics. The topics offered varies. Recent topics include: Cyber crime; Human trafficking; Life in the Big House
  • CCJ 4934: Senior Seminar. Senior seminars can be taken as electives once you have met your core requirement.