Coursework

All required coursework in the program will take place in one of three formats: online, hybrid, and face-to-face evening and weekend courses. Course sequences are listed below. In order to complete these courses, students will need access to computers and up-to-date computer programs. Most of the necessary programs are user-friendly, and ones that many students are already familiar with. If students need help with online-learning programs, support will be available. Writing and subject-matter tutoring will also be available for some courses.

Required Courses

Criminology Major:  36 Credits

  • Sociology 276:  Introduction to Criminology (transfer credit)
  • Political Science 316:  Police and Criminal Justice Administration
  • Criminal Justice 321:  Criminal Investigation
  • Criminal Justice 325:  Forensic Documentation
  • Sociology 374:  Sociology of Police and Courts (transfer credit)
  • Sociology 378:  Sociology of Punishment and Corrections
  • Political Science 415:  Criminal Justice and the Constitution (transfer credit)
  • Women’s Studies 455:  Women and Violence
  • Sociology 472:  Criminological Theory
  • Sociology 476:  Research Methods
  • Sociology 493:  Internship for 3 credits
  • Criminal Justice Special Studies 496:  Communication in the Context of Criminal Justice

 

Sociology Minor:  21 credits

  • Sociology 252:  Introduction to Family Studies
  • Sociology 265:  Race and Ethnic Relations
  • Sociology 295:  Basic Social Statistics
  • Sociology 352:  Urban Sociology
  • Sociology 370:  Juvenile Delinquency (transfer credit)
  • Sociology 473:  Social Theory
  • Sociology 493:  Internship for 3 credits

 

BS and General Education Degree Requirements not transferred

  • Introduction to Statistics (completed as part of the Sociology minor)
  • Computer Science 162:  Computer Applications
  • Geography 120:  Introduction to Weather and Climate
  • World of Ideas

Credit Sequence

Year 1

Spring

Students will request 6 credits for internship and 3 credits for Criminal Investigation (Criminal Justice 321), demonstrated through portfolio.  Students will sign up for 3 credits of INTRAUNV 300, which will be taught as a hybrid course.  In this course, students will put together their portfolios and also be introduced to the LEBD program.

Summer

Students will complete two online/hybrid courses, Basic Social Statistics (Sociology 295) and Race and Ethnic Relations (Sociology 265).

Fall

Students will complete one set of assessments, Forensic Documentation (Criminal Justice 325), and one face-to-face/hybrid course scheduled in the evening or on the weekend, Women and Violence (Women’s Studies 455).


Year 2

Winterim

Students will complete one online/hybrid course, Communication in the Context of Criminal Justice (Criminal Justice 496).

Spring

Students will complete 1 set of assessments: Introduction to Family Studies (Sociology 252) and one online/hybrid course, Computer Applications (Computer Science 162).

Summer

Students will complete two online/hybrid courses:  and Geography 120 (Introduction to Weather and Climate) and Police and Criminal Justice Administration (Political Science 316).

Fall

Students will complete remaining assessment, Sociology of Punishment and Corrections (Sociology 378) and World of Ideas (Gened 390).



Year 3

Winterim

Students will complete one online/hybrid course, Criminological Theory (Sociology 475).

Spring

Students will complete two online/hybrid courses, Social Theory (Sociology 475).  Students will consult with advisors about remaining General Education, College or University Requirements.

Summer
Students will complete Methods of Social Research (Sociology 476) and Urban Sociology (Sociology 352).


For more information contact

Lauren Smith: smithlb@uww.edu