Academics

Criminology & Criminal Justice Requirements

Requirements for the Major in Criminology & Criminal Justice

The Criminology & Criminal Justice major requires 36 semester hours of course work.

The requirements below are for students declaring the major July 2014 and later. Students who previously declared the CCJ major should refer to their degree audit for their requirements.

The following four courses are required for the major:

SOCIOL 101 (Introduction to Sociology)
SOCIOL/CRMJUS 104L (Introduction to Systems of Criminal Justice)
SOCIOL/CRMJUS 262L (Criminology)
SOCIOL/CRMJUS 351L (Methods of Sociological Research)

One of the following Quantitative Methods courses:

SOCIOL 350 (Sociological Statistics)
SOCIOL 352 (Criminological Statistics and Data Analysis)

One of the following Advanced Courses in Systems of Criminal Justice:

SOCIOL/CRMJUS 337L (The Police in Society)
SOCIOL/CRMJUS 338L (Criminal Courts)
SOCIOL/CRMJUS 363L (Punishment and Corrections)

One of the following Advanced Courses in Criminology:

SOCIOL 316 (Family Violence)
SOCIOL 362 (Juvenile Delinquency)
SOCIOL 364 (Internet, Society, and Cyber Crime)
SOCIOL/CRMJUS 365L (Victimology)
SOCIOL 366 (White Collar and Corporate Crime)

One of the following Internship / Senior Capstone courses:

CRMJUS 474 (Senior Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice) (3 credits)
SOCIOL/CRMJUS 461L (Internship in Law and Criminal Justice (6 credits)
SOCIOL/CRMJUS 462L (Internship in Law and Juvenile Justice (6 credits)

Four courses (twelve credits) of Sociology electives. If the student chooses a 6-credit internship, three credits will count towards this category. Students who take extra courses in the required categories above may count the extra courses as electives. Courses may not double-count as both requirements and electives.

Additional notes:

  • Only one course within the major may be taken pass/fail. That course may not be SOCIOL/CRMJUS 350, 351L, 352, 461L, 462L, or 474.
  • Students may not receive credit for both SOCIOL 350 and SOCIOL 352.
  • No more than nine credits of 100-level courses may count towards the major.
  • A maximum of five courses (15 credits) may be transferred from other institutions into major requirements.
  • Methods of Research and Quantitative Methods may be transferred from 4-year institutions only.
  • Students may not receive transfer credit for the "Advanced Course in Systems of Criminal Justice" or the "Advanced Course in Criminology" requirements.
  • Students may not take more than one internship class towards the major.
  • Once students matriculate at UMB, criminal justice or sociology courses taken elsewhere need prior approval from the department chair and the Registrar.
  • Students double-majoring with Sociology or Social Psychology may double-count only two courses: SOCIOL 101 and SOCIOL/CRMJUS 351L. Students who complete SOCIOL 350 or 352 as part of their other major must take an additional 3-credit Sociology course as a substitute for the Quantitative Methods requirement.


Requirements for the Minor in Criminology & Criminal Justice

The Criminology & Criminal Justice minor requires 21 semester hours of coursework.

The requirements below are for students declaring the minor July 2014 and later. Students who previously declared the CCJ minor should refer to their degree audit for their requirements.

The following three courses are required for the minor:

SOCIOL 101 (Introduction to Sociology)
SOCIOL/CRMJUS 104L (Introduction to Systems of Criminal Justice)
SOCIOL/CRMJUS 262L (Criminology)

One of the following Advanced Courses in Systems of Criminal Justice:

SOCIOL/CRMJUS 337L (The Police in Society)
SOCIOL/CRMJUS 338L (Criminal Courts)
SOCIOL/CRMJUS 363L (Punishment and Corrections)

One of the following Advanced Courses in Criminology:

SOCIOL 316 (Family Violence)
SOCIOL 362 (Juvenile Delinquency)
SOCIOL 364 (Internet, Society, and Cyber Crime)
SOCIOL/CRMJUS 365L (Victimology)
SOCIOL 366 (White Collar and Corporate Crime)

Two courses (six credits) of Sociology electives. Students who take extra courses in the required categories above may count the extra courses as electives. Courses may not double-count as both requirements and electives.

Additional notes:

  • Only one course within the minor may be taken pass/fail.
  • Students may not receive credit for both SOCIOL 350 and SOCIOL 352.
  • No more than six credits of 100-level courses (101 and 104L) may count towards the minor.
  • A maximum of three courses (nine credits) may be transferred from other institutions.
  • Students may not receive transfer credit for the "Advanced Course in Systems of Criminal Justice" or the "Advanced Course in Criminology" requirements.
  • Once students matriculate at UMB, criminal justice or sociology courses taken elsewhere need prior approval from the department chair and the Registrar.
  • Students majoring in Sociology or Social Psychology may double-count only one course: SOCIOL 101.