Recommended Academic Plan-Criminology BA (CRMBA)-University Park

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.
or ENGL 137H (GWS) -Rhetoric and Civic Life 1Notes for: ENGL 137H

ENGL 137H

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or CAS 137H (GWS)- Rhetoric and Civic Life 1Notes for: CAS 137H

CAS 137H

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
CRIM 100-Introduction 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.
or ENGL 138T (GWS)-Rhetoric and Civic Life IINotes for: ENGL 138T

ENGL 138T

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or CAS 138T (GWS)-Rhetoric and Civic Life IINotes for: CAS 138T

CAS 138T

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
Foreign Language (level 002)Notes for: Foreign Language

Foreign Language

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
CRIM 012-CriminologyNotes for: CRIM 012

CRIM 012

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
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
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)Notes for: GS

GS

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
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
STAT 200-Elementary StatisticsNotes for: STAT 200

STAT 200

This course may be double-counted with GQ.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
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 15.5

Semester 4

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

CRIM 250W

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
Natural Science (GN) with labNotes for: GN

GN

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
Elective

Elective

3
Total credits 15

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
Core CRIM Course (from approved list)Notes 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
Core CRIM Course (from approved list)Notes 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
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
Natural Science (GN)Notes for: GN

GN

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

Elective

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
Arts (GA)Notes for: GA

GA

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

Elective

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
3
Arts (GA)Notes for: GA

GA

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Other Cultures (Elective)Notes for: Other Cultures

Other Cultures

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

GHA

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1.5
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)Notes for: GS

GS

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

Elective

3
Elective

Elective

3
Total credits 13.5

Additional Notes

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.

 

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.

Legend

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

Footnotes

STAT 200
This course may be double-counted with GQ.
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
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
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