Department Information

Chair:
Dr. Herbert Haines
Sharon Steadman (Acting)
Moffett Center, Room 2120
Phone: 607-753-2726
Fax: 607-753-5973
Email:
amanda.halliwell@cortland.edu
Hours:
8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday
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Program Details

Criminology [CRIM] (Major)

The Sociology/Anthropology Department offers the major in criminology which focuses on the nature and causes of crime, as well as on the analysis of crime control policy. The B.A. in criminology allows students to pursue focused study in criminology within the context of a broad liberal arts education. It offers the dual options of preparation for immediate entry into employment in the criminal justice area or pursuit of advanced studies in criminology and related fields at the graduate level. With appropriate guidance from advisors, students can combine the criminology major with course work in other areas that will prepare them for graduate-level studies in specialty areas such as forensics, computer crime investigation, law, counseling and social work.

Career Potential

  • Law enforcement
  • Substance abuse counseling
  • Corrections
  • Criminal investigation
  • Probation
  • Social work
  • Youth counseling
  • Human services

Total Credit Hours Required for Major: 39
A. Core courses, required: 27 credit hours
  • CRM 303 - The Criminal Justice System (3 cr. hr.) also listed as POL 303
  • CRM 373 - Deviant Behavior (3 cr. hr.) also listed as SOC 373
  • CRM 462 - Juvenile Delinquency (3 cr. hr.) also listed as SOC 462
  • CRM 463 - Criminology (3 cr. hr.) also listed as SOC 463
  • CRM 464 - Corrections (3 cr. hr.) also listed as SOC 464
    or
  • PHI 205 - Prisons and Punishment (3 cr. hr.)
  • SOC 100 - American Society (3 cr. hr.)
    or
  • SOC 150 - Introduction to Sociology (3 cr. hr.)
  • SOC 492 - Sociological Theory (3 cr. hr.)
  • SOC 493 - Methods of Social Research I (3 cr. hr.)
  • SOC 494 - Methods of Social Research II (3 cr. hr.)
B. Legal process electives: Three credit hours

Students must choose one of the following:

  • CRM 375 - Sociology of Law (3 cr. hr.) also listed as SOC 375
  • CRM 377 - Crime and Criminal Law (3 cr. hr.) also listed as SOC 377
  • PHI 340 - Philosophy of Law (3 cr. hr.)
  • POL 202 - Introduction to Law and the Judicial Process (3 cr. hr.)
  • POL 304 - Constitutional Law I - Powers (3 cr. hr.)
  • POL 404 - Constitutional Law II: Civil Liberties (3 cr. hr.)
  • POL 470 - Justice and Society: Theory and Practice (3 cr. hr.)
C. Criminology electives: Six credit hours

Students must choose two of the following:

  • CRM 333 - The Police (3 cr. hr.) also listed as SOC 333
  • CRM 345 - Drug Policy (3 cr. hr.) also listed as SOC 345
  • CRM 348 - Gun Control: Crime, Law, Policy (3 cr. hr.) also listed as POL 348
  • CRM 365 - Sociology of Violence (3 cr. hr.) also listed as SOC 365
  • CRM 380 - White-Collar Crime (3 cr. hr.) also listed as SOC 380
  • CRM 383 - Race, Class, Gender and Crime (3 cr. hr.) also listed as SOC 383
  • CRM 477 - Social Control (3 cr. hr.) also listed as SOC 477
  • CRM 485 - Capital Punishment (3 cr. hr.) also listed as SOC 485
D. Sociology elective, required:

Three credit hours of related course work.

Any sociology course at or above the 300 level, including CPV 400 (Internship)

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124