Criminal Justice & Criminology AA
The Criminal Justice and Criminology program is a career-focused degree with a strong liberal arts foundation. The core focuses on criminal justice, victimology and criminology, and incorporates the closely connected fields of Sociology and Social Justice and Psychology. The required Sociology and Social Justice core provides students the opportunity to double major in Sociology and Social Justice. The generous amount of electives also allows students to pursue a double major or minor in a complimentary field.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon graduation with a degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology, USF students will demonstrate:
- a basic understanding of the major themes, subfields, and persistent questions in the study of criminal justice and criminology.
- competency in criminology and criminal justice research.
The A.A. in Criminal Justice and Criminology degree requires 60 credit hours:
- 15 credit hours of general education courses
- 18 credit hours in Social Sciences
- 18 credit hours in Criminology
- elective courses as needed
Program of Study
The A.A. in Criminal Justice and Criminology degree requires:
- Criminal Justice and Criminology, 21 credit hours: CRIM 150, CRIM 180, CRIM 200, CRIM 230, CRIM 235, CRIM 250, CRIM 320
- Sociology, 6 credit hours: SOCI 101, SOCI 355
- Psychology, 6 credit hours: PSYC 121, PSYC 325
- Political Science, 3 credit hours: POLI 101
Applicants must meet University of Saint Francis admission requirements.
Criminal Justice and Criminology majors must maintain a GPA of at least 2.0 and are required to earn a grade of “C” or better in all courses required by the major.
Criminal Justice and Criminology majors must meet USF graduation requirements.