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Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements for the Criminology BS

The following is a complete listing of degree requirements for those seeking to earn a BS in Criminology from Weekend/Evening College at Mount Saint Mary’s University.

For more information, please consult a Mount advisor.

Required Courses

Students must successfully complete all courses listed below

SOC 1 Introduction to Sociology (3)
CRI 109 Forensic Studies: Criminalistics (3)
CRI 110 Juvenile Delinquency (3)
CRI 111 Introduction to Criminology (3)
CRI 113 Community Policing (3)
CRI 114 Corrections (3)
CRI 115 Sociology of Violence (3) or CRI 127 Family Systems Theory and Violence
CR 116 Criminal Justice (3) or CRI 122 Criminal Policy and Practice
CRI 119 Urban Crisis Response and Management (3)
CRI 123 Crime and Minorities or SOC 180 Social Stratification
CRI 197AB Internship (6)
SOC 117 Quantitative Research Methods (3)
SOC 120 Case Management (3)
SOC 160 Diversity in Society (3)

Total Units for the Major: 45

For those students currently employed in law enforcement and allied fields in the justice system, SOC 117 and CRI 197AB are not requirements, but are strongly encouraged. 36 units, plus all general studies requirements.

Total Units for Complete Bachelor’s Degree: 124


Degree Requirements for the Minor in Criminology

CRI 109 Forensic Studies: Criminalistics (3)
CRI 110 Juvenile Delinquency (3)
CRI 111 Criminology (3)
CRI 114 Corrections (3)
CRI 116 Criminal Justice (3)
CRI elective (from above CRI courses)

Total Units for the Minor: 18


Additional Recommended Courses

For those with or planning careers in Probation and Rehabilitation

SOC 103 Introduction to Group Process/Therapy
SOC 104 The Family
SOC 106 Introduction to Psychotherapy
SOC 107 Anger Management
SOC 108 Substance Abuse Counseling