Recommended Academic Plan-Criminology BA (CRMBA)-starting at a Commonwealth Campus

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL 015 (GWS)-Rhetoric and Composition Notes for: ENGL 015

ENGL 015

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ENGL 030 (GWS)-Honors Freshman CompositionNotes for: ENGL 030

ENGL 030

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
CRIM 100-Introduction to Criminal Justice Notes for: CRIM 100

CRIM 100

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Foreign Language (level 001)Notes for: Foreign Language

Foreign Language

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
Humanities (GH)Notes for: Humanities

Humanities

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Quantification (GQ)Notes for: Quantification

Quantification

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 16

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
CAS 100 (GWS)-EffectiveSpeechNotes for: CAS 100

CAS 100

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Arts (GA)
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Foreign Language (level 002)Notes for: Foreign Language

Foreign Language

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
Social and Behavioral Science (GS)Notes for: GS

GS

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Natural Science (GN)Notes for: Natural Science

Natural Science

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 16

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
CRIM 012-CriminologyNotes for: CRIM

CRIM

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Other Cultures/ElectivesNotes for: Other Cultures

Other Cultures

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Natural Science (GN)Notes for: GN

GN

This course may be double-counted with GQ.
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Foreign Language (level 003)Notes for: Foreign Language

Foreign Language

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)Notes for: GHA

GHA

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1.5
Total credits 14.5

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
STAT 200 - Elementary StatisticsNotes for: STAT 200

STAT 200

Can also be used for general education quantification (GQ).
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
BA Requirement: Arts, Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Quantification, Natural Science or Foreign LanguageNotes for: BA Requirement

BA Requirement

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Humanities (GH)Notes for: GH

GH

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)Notes for: GHA

GHA

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1.5
ElectiveNotes for: Elective

Elective

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 14.5

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
CRIM 250W - Research Methods in Criminal JusticeNotes for: CRIM 250 W

CRIM 250 W

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
SOC 001 - Introductory SociologyNotes for: SOC 001

SOC 001

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or SOC 003 - Introductory Social PsychologyNotes for: SOC 003

SOC 003

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or SOC 005 - Social ProblemsNotes for: SOC 005

SOC 005

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
BA Requirement: Arts, Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Quantification, Natural Science or Foreign LanguageNotes for: BA Requirement

BA Requirement

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
CAS 283- Communication and Information Technology INotes for: CAS 283

CAS 283

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or CMPSC 100 - Computer Fundamentals and ApplicationsNotes for: CMPSC 100

CMPSC 100

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or CMPSC 101 - Introduction to C++ ProgrammingNotes for: CMPSC 101

CMPSC 101

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ElectiveNotes for: Elective

Elective

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 15

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL 202A (GWS)-Effective Writing in the Social SciencesNotes for: ENGL 202A

ENGL 202A

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ENGL 202B (GWS)-Effective Writing in the HumanitiesNotes for: ENGL 202B

ENGL 202B

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ENGL 202C (GWS)-Effective Writing Technical WritingNotes for: ENGL 202C

ENGL 202C

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ENGL 202D (GWS)-Effective Writing Business WritingNotes for: ENGL 202D

ENGL 202D

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
CRIM 4xx from approved listNotes for: CRIM 4xx

CRIM 4xx

For a list of approved CRIM Core courses and 400 level courses, please visit: http://sociology.la.psu.edu/undergraduate/majors/crime-law-and-justice/criminology-b.a
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
BA Requirement: Arts, Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Quantification, Natural Science or Foreign LanguageNotes for: BA Requirement

BA Requirement

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Core CRIM Course from approved listNotes for: Core CRIM Course

Core CRIM Course

For a list of approved CRIM Core courses and 400 level courses, please visit http://sociology.la.psu.edu/undergraduate/majors/crime-law-and-justice/criminology-b.a
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ElectiveNotes for: Elective

Elective

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 15

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
CRIM 4xx from approved listNotes for: CRIM 4xx

CRIM 4xx

For a list of approved CRIM Core courses and 400 level courses, please visit: http://sociology.la.psu.edu/undergraduate/majors/crime-law-and-justice/criminology-b.a
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Natural Science (GN)Notes for: GN

GN

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Core CRIM Course from approved listNotes for: Core CRIM Course

Core CRIM Course

For a list of approved CRIM Core courses and 400 level courses, please visit: http://sociology.la.psu.edu/undergraduate/majors/crime-law-and-justice/criminology-b.a
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Elective

Elective

3
Elective

Elective

3
Total credits 15

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
CRIM 4xxNotes for: CRIM 4xx

CRIM 4xx

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Arts (GA)Notes for: GA

GA

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)Notes for: GS

GS

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
ElectiveNotes for: Elective

Elective

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
ElectiveNotes for: Elective

Elective

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 15

Additional Notes

Students enrolled in, or hoping to enroll in, majors in the College of the Liberal Arts are expected to attend the University Park campus once they have earned a total of 57 credits. No more than 91 credits earned while enrolled at another Penn State College or at another institution may be applied toward degrees granted by the College of the Liberal Arts.  A minimum of 24 of the credits related to the primary area of study stipulated under "requirements for the major" must be completed at University Park.  (For example, History majors must complete 24 credits of "HIST" course at University Park.)  Senior or capstone courses required for the major must be completed at University Park.

Change of Location students should take CRIM 250W at University Park.  CRIMJ 250W will only be used as elective credits.

400 level CRIM courses should be taken at University Park.  400 level CRIMJ classes taken at Commonwealth Campuses may be counted towards the major in certain limited circumstances.

 

General Education courses are interchangeable; students may choose the general education course(s) they wish to take in any given semester based on preference, availability, and academic  goals.

Scheduling patterns vary for courses according to the semester they are taught.

GWS, GHA, GQ, GN, GA, GH, and GS are codes used to identify General Education requirements.

US, IL, and US;IL are codes used to designate courses that satisfy University United States/International Cultures requirements which overlap with General Education requirements.

W is the code used to designate courses that satisfy the University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

All students will take a Liberal Arts First-Year Seminar course their first or second semester that will also count towards General Education.

 

 

Legend

# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

Footnotes

GN
This course may be double-counted with GQ.
STAT 200
Can also be used for general education quantification (GQ).
CRIM 4xx
For a list of approved CRIM Core courses and 400 level courses, please visit: http://sociology.la.psu.edu/undergraduate/majors/crime-law-and-justice/criminology-b.a
Core CRIM Course
For a list of approved CRIM Core courses and 400 level courses, please visit http://sociology.la.psu.edu/undergraduate/majors/crime-law-and-justice/criminology-b.a
CRIM 4xx
For a list of approved CRIM Core courses and 400 level courses, please visit: http://sociology.la.psu.edu/undergraduate/majors/crime-law-and-justice/criminology-b.a
Core CRIM Course
For a list of approved CRIM Core courses and 400 level courses, please visit: http://sociology.la.psu.edu/undergraduate/majors/crime-law-and-justice/criminology-b.a