Undergraduate Catalog: 2020-21

Criminal Justice & Criminology BA

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.

Additionally, students graduating with the BA will demonstrate:

  • the ability to analyze and interpret research data.
  • the ability to present their research in a clear and concise manner. 

Degree Requirements

The B.A. in Criminal Justice and Criminology degree requires 120 credit hours:

  • 46-49 credit hours of general education courses
  • 15 credit hours in Criminal Justice
  • 12 credit hours in Criminology
  • 12 credit hours in Sociology
  • 9 credit hours in Psychology
  • 6 credit hours in Political Science
  • elective courses as needed

Program of Study

The B.A. in Criminal Justice and Criminology degree requires:

  • Criminal Justice, 15 credit hours: CRIM 150, CRIM 180, CRIM 200, CRIM 235, CRIM 250
  • Criminology, 12 credit hours: CRIM 320, CRIM 350, CRIM 401, CRIM 450
  • Sociology, 12 credit hours: CRIM/SOCI 230, SOCI 355, SOCI 358, SOCI 395
  • Psychology, 9 credit hours: PSYC 121, PSYC 325, PSYC 406
  • Political Science, 6 credit hours: POLI 110, POLI Elective

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet University of Saint Francis admission requirements.

Progression 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.

Graduation Requirements

Criminal Justice and Criminology majors must meet USF graduation requirements.