Undergraduate Catalog: 2021-22

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, legal studies and criminology, and incorporates study in the area of psychology. The generous number 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.
  • Knowledge of state and federal statutes and describe how crime affects victims and society.

Additionally, students graduating with the BA will demonstrate:

  • The ability to identify and evaluate research in the field of Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • 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 Franciscan core 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, 30 credit hours: CRIM 150, CRIM 180, CRIM 200, CRIM 230, CRIM 235, CRIM 250, CRIM 275, CRIM 402, CRIM 404, CRIM 406
  • Criminology, 9 credit hours: CRIM 320, CRIM 350, CRIM 450
  • Sociology, 6 credit hours: SOCI 101, SOCI 135
  • Psychology, 6 credit hours: PSYC 121, PSYC 325
  • Social Work, 3 credit hours: SOCW 250

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.