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Criminology Major or Minor

Student Profile: Daphne Pariser

Daphne Pariser

Growing up in California, Flagler psychology major Daphne Pariser probably never imagined that one day she’d be working in a lab on a Japanese island, conducting molecular biology research for immunology.

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Program Description

Criminology is the scientific and interdisciplinary study of the nature, extent, causes, control, and prevention of criminal behavior in both the individual and society. Criminology also includes the examination of evidence, hereditary, psychological, and social causes of crime, various modes of investigation, and conviction, and the efficiencies of differing styles of punishment, rehabilitation, and corrections.

Careers for a Criminology Major

Federal & State Law Enforcement

  • Police Officers
  • FBI Agents
  • State Medical Examiners
  • Airport Security
  • Corrections Systems
  • Probation or Parole Officers
  • Drug Enforcement Agencies
  • US Customs

Teach at a College or University

  • Criminology
  • Legal Studies
  • Law
  • Sociology
  • Federal and State Justice Agencies
  • Research Officers
  • Policy Advisers

Corporations and Financial Institutions

  • Security Officers
  • Private Investigators
  • Social Workers
  • Consultants with Private Investigators or Security
 

Required Course Work

SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology
MAT 223 - Statistics
CRM 260 - Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
SOC 301 - Sociological Research Methods
CRM 303/SOC 303 - Sociology of Law
CRM 360 - Criminology
NAS 111 - Introduction to Biological Science with Lab
CRM 470 - Senior Seminar/With Criminology Emphasis

Elective Course Work

NAS 211 - Biotechnology
CRM 341 - Criminology Selected Topics
PSY 323 - Abnormal Psychology
ANT 360 - Forensic Anthropology
CRM 365 - Juvenile Delinquency
CRM 368 - Police in Society
SOC 370 - Social Psychology  
CRM 371 - Criminal Courts and Process
CRM 441 - Criminology Selected Topics
SOC 422 - Social Work Theory, Practice, Institutions
CRM 462/SOC 462 - Victimology
CRM 468/SOC 468 - Social Aspects of Terrorism
PSY 460 - Substance Abuse
PSY 440 - Forensic Psychology

Minor Requirements

Students minoring in Criminology must take the following 18 credit hours: SOC 101, SOC 260, SOC 303, SOC 360 and 6 additional credit hours of Sociology electives with a criminology emphasis, which includes: SOC 341, 365, 368, 371, 375, 441, 462, 465, and 468.

NOTE: Sociology courses which satisfy both the Sociology and Criminology minors cannot be counted towards both minors.