Recommended Academic Plan for Criminology BS (CRMBS)-starting at a Commonwealth Campus

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL 015 (GWS)-Rhetoric and CompositionNotes 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 Criminal Justice Notes for: CRIM 100

CRIM 100

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

GQ

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
Humanities (GH)Notes for: GH

GH

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

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
CAS 100 (GWS)-Effective SpeechNotes for: CAS 100

CAS 100

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
CRIM 012-CriminologyNotes for: CRIM 012

CRIM 012

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Social and Behavioral Science (GS)Notes for: GS

GS

For a list of approved Race, Ethnicity and Gender courses, please visit http://sociology.la.psu.edu/undergraduate/majors/crime-law-and-justice/criminology-b.s.-without-pre-forensics-option.
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Natural ScienceNotes for: GN

GN

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

Elective

3
Total credits 15

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
STAT 200-Elementary StatisticsNotes for: STAT 200

STAT 200

STAT 200 may also be used to meet a general education quantification (GQ) requirement.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
Humanities (GH)Notes for: GH

GH

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
Arts (GA)Notes for: GA

GA

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 16

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
CRIM Option Course from approved listNotes for: CRIM Option Course

CRIM Option Course

There are four available options in the CRMBS major. For a list of these options and their course requirements, please visit http://sociology.la.psu.edu/undergraduate/majors/crime-law-and-justice/criminology-b.s.-without-pre-forensics-option.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Natural Science (GN)Notes for: GN

GN

There are four available options in the CRMBS major. For a list of these options and their course requirements, please visit http://sociology.la.psu.edu/undergraduate/majors/crime-law-and-justice/criminology-b.s.-without-pre-forensics-option.
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

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
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
Race, Ethnicity & Gender Course from approved listNotes for: Race, Ethnicity & Gender Course

Race, Ethnicity & Gender Course

For a list of approved Race, Ethnicity and Gender courses, please visit http://sociology.la.psu.edu/undergraduate/majors/crime-law-and-justice/criminology-b.s.-without-pre-forensics-option.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
CRIM Option Course from approved listNotes for: CRIM Option Course

CRIM Option Course

There are four available options in the CRMBS major. For a list of these options and their course requirements, please visit http://sociology.la.psu.edu/undergraduate/majors/crime-law-and-justice/criminology-b.s.-without-pre-forensics-option.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
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
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
Total credits 15

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL 202A (GWS)-Effective Writing: 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: 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 t http://sociology.la.psu.edu/undergraduate/majors/crime-law-and-justice/criminology-b.s.-without-pre-forensics-option.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
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 t http://sociology.la.psu.edu/undergraduate/majors/crime-law-and-justice/criminology-b.s.-without-pre-forensics-option.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
CRIM Option Course from approved listNotes for: CRIM Option Course

CRIM Option Course

For a list of approved CRIM Core courses and 400 level courses, please visit t http://sociology.la.psu.edu/undergraduate/majors/crime-law-and-justice/criminology-b.s.-without-pre-forensics-option.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Race, Ethnicity and Gender Course from approved listNotes for: Race, Ethnicity and Gender Course

Race, Ethnicity and Gender Course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
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 t http://sociology.la.psu.edu/undergraduate/majors/crime-law-and-justice/criminology-b.s.-without-pre-forensics-option.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
CRIM Option Course from approved listNotes for: CRIM Option Course

CRIM Option Course

There are four available options in the CRMBS major. For a list of these options and their course requirements, please visit http://sociology.la.psu.edu/undergraduate/majors/crime-law-and-justice/criminology-b.s.-without-pre-forensics-option.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
CRIM Option Course from approved listNotes for: CRIM Option Course

CRIM Option Course

There are four available options in the CRMBS major. For a list of these options and their course requirements, please visit http://sociology.la.psu.edu/undergraduate/majors/crime-law-and-justice/criminology-b.s.-without-pre-forensics-option.
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
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.s.-without-pre-forensics-option.
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 16.5

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
CRIM Option Course from approved listNotes for: CRIM Option Course

CRIM Option Course

There are four available options in the CRMBS major. For a list of these options and their course requirements, please visit http://sociology.la.psu.edu/undergraduate/majors/crime-law-and-justice/criminology-b.s.-without-pre-forensics-option.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
CRIM Option Course from approved listNotes for: CRIM Option Course

CRIM Option Course

There are four available options in the CRMBS major. For a list of these options and their course requirements, please visit http://sociology.la.psu.edu/undergraduate/majors/crime-law-and-justice/criminology-b.s.-without-pre-forensics-option.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
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
ElectiveNotes for: Elective

Elective

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 13.5

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, HIST majors must complete 24  credits of "HIST" courses 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 courses taken at Commonwealth Campuses may be counted towards the major in certain limited circumstances.

There are four available options in the CRMBS major. For a list of these options and their course requirements, please visit http://sociology.la.psu.edu/undergraduate/majors/crime-law-and-justice/c....

For a list of Race, Ethnicity and Gender courses, please visit http://sociology.la.psu.edu/undergraduate/majors/crime-law-and-justice/c...

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/c....

The number of credits for CRIM Option courses varies.  Adjustments may be needed to maintain full-time status.

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 as 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

GS
For a list of approved Race, Ethnicity and Gender courses, please visit http://sociology.la.psu.edu/undergraduate/majors/crime-law-and-justice/criminology-b.s.-without-pre-forensics-option.
STAT 200
STAT 200 may also be used to meet a general education quantification (GQ) requirement.
CRIM Option Course
There are four available options in the CRMBS major. For a list of these options and their course requirements, please visit http://sociology.la.psu.edu/undergraduate/majors/crime-law-and-justice/criminology-b.s.-without-pre-forensics-option.
GN
There are four available options in the CRMBS major. For a list of these options and their course requirements, please visit http://sociology.la.psu.edu/undergraduate/majors/crime-law-and-justice/criminology-b.s.-without-pre-forensics-option.
Race, Ethnicity & Gender Course
For a list of approved Race, Ethnicity and Gender courses, please visit http://sociology.la.psu.edu/undergraduate/majors/crime-law-and-justice/criminology-b.s.-without-pre-forensics-option.
CRIM Option Course
There are four available options in the CRMBS major. For a list of these options and their course requirements, please visit http://sociology.la.psu.edu/undergraduate/majors/crime-law-and-justice/criminology-b.s.-without-pre-forensics-option.
CRIM 4xx
For a list of approved CRIM Core courses and 400 level courses, please visit t http://sociology.la.psu.edu/undergraduate/majors/crime-law-and-justice/criminology-b.s.-without-pre-forensics-option.
Core CRIM Course
For a list of approved CRIM Core courses and 400 level courses, please visit t http://sociology.la.psu.edu/undergraduate/majors/crime-law-and-justice/criminology-b.s.-without-pre-forensics-option.
CRIM Option Course
For a list of approved CRIM Core courses and 400 level courses, please visit t http://sociology.la.psu.edu/undergraduate/majors/crime-law-and-justice/criminology-b.s.-without-pre-forensics-option.
CRIM 4xx
For a list of approved CRIM Core courses and 400 level courses, please visit t http://sociology.la.psu.edu/undergraduate/majors/crime-law-and-justice/criminology-b.s.-without-pre-forensics-option.
CRIM Option Course
There are four available options in the CRMBS major. For a list of these options and their course requirements, please visit http://sociology.la.psu.edu/undergraduate/majors/crime-law-and-justice/criminology-b.s.-without-pre-forensics-option.
CRIM Option Course
There are four available options in the CRMBS major. For a list of these options and their course requirements, please visit http://sociology.la.psu.edu/undergraduate/majors/crime-law-and-justice/criminology-b.s.-without-pre-forensics-option.
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.s.-without-pre-forensics-option.
CRIM Option Course
There are four available options in the CRMBS major. For a list of these options and their course requirements, please visit http://sociology.la.psu.edu/undergraduate/majors/crime-law-and-justice/criminology-b.s.-without-pre-forensics-option.
CRIM Option Course
There are four available options in the CRMBS major. For a list of these options and their course requirements, please visit http://sociology.la.psu.edu/undergraduate/majors/crime-law-and-justice/criminology-b.s.-without-pre-forensics-option.