2015-16 University Bulletin 
    Jan 26, 2022  
2015-16 University Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice, B.S.

NY State Program Code: 26699
HEGIS Code: 2105.00
CIP Code: 43.0104

(52-56 credits)

The criminal justice major is offered through the Sociology Department in conjunction with University College. The program is designed to provide an understanding of the problems of crime, delinquency, law, and social control. The major combines a strong liberal arts background with specialized courses in law, criminology, sociology, psychology, and law enforcement administration. The overall objective of the program is to provide a sound educational basis for either graduate work or professional training.

The major is interdisciplinary in nature, and students may select courses in University College, the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, the School of Social Work, and the Departments of Anthropology, Political Science, and Sociology. Many required courses are cross-listed, enabling students to receive degree credit through University College or the College of Arts and Sciences.

University College General Education and Core Requirements

All University College students must meet the requirement of four core courses and six distribution courses, as described here.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science (B.S) in Criminal Justice

Required GPA: 2.0
Credits Required for Major: 52-56
Credits Required to Graduate: 120

Semester Sequence

Degree: B.S.
Required GPA: 2.0
Credits Required for Major: 52-56
Credits Required to Graduate: 120

Course Credits Freshmen Sophomore Junior Senior
    Fall Spring Fall Spring Fall Spring Fall Spring
ANT (0103) 111 Cultural Anthropology 3 or ✓            
PIA (0501) 101 General Psychology 3 or ✓            
SOC (0170) 100 Intro. to Sociology 3 or ✓            
ACG (0606)/SOC (0170) 246 Criminology 4     or ✓        
SOC (0170) 302 Quantitative Research Methods 4     or ✓        
ACG (0606)/SOC (0170) 261 Crime and Punishment 4     or ✓        
ACG (0606)/SOC (0170) 277 Law & Social Inequality 3     or ✓        
ACG (0606)/SOC (0170) 331 Sociology of Law 3         or ✓    
ACG (0606)/PIA (0501) 386 Psychology of Criminal Behavior 3         or ✓    
ACG (0606)/POL (0158) 332 American System of Criminal Justice 3         or ✓    
ACG (0606)/POL (0158) 323 Individual Rights in the Constitution 3         or ✓    
ACG (0606) 455 Contemporary Developments in Criminal Justice (Capstone) 4             or ✓
*Electives 12-15             or ✓
*Electives must be selected in consultation with an adviser.