Recommended Academic Plan for Criminology BS (CRMBS)-University Park

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

ENGL 137H

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or CAS 137H (GWS)-Rhetoric and Civic Life INotes 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
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.
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
CRIM 012-CriminologyNotes for: CRIM 012

CRIM 012

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

GH

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Race, Ethnicity & Gender Course from approved listNotes for: Race, Ethnicity & Gender

Race, Ethnicity & Gender

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
Total credits 15

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

CRIM 250W

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
CRIM Option CourseNotes 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

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
Total credits 15

Semester 5

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

Core CRIM Course

For a list of CRIM Core 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
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
Natural Science (GN) with labNotes for: GN

GN

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 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 Notes 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

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 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 Notes 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 Notes 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
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 16.5

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
CRIM Option CourseNotes 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 CourseNotes 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

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

Race, Ethnicity & Gender
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.
Core CRIM Course
For a list of CRIM Core and 400 level courses, 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
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.
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.
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.