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Criminology, BS

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Rahila Arshad
rarshad@fsu.edu
(850) 644-6676

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Your mind is 21st century's most important crime-fighting tool. There is no such thing as a robotic response to crime, which is why our students are taught to be critical, independent thinkers and learn from expert faculty.

Our online bachelor's degree program in criminology offers students the flexibility to remain employed and the opportunity to work with nationally known professors who are leaders in the field. It is required that you have completed the associate of arts degree prior to entering the program.

Accreditation

Regionally accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Method of Delivery

Internet

Time or Location Requirements

Students are able to complete an optional internship, for more information please contact the department.

Time to Completion

Most students complete the bachelor's degree within 3 to 4 years.

Careers

Career options for a bachelor's degree in criminology and criminal justice vary widely. Some of the most popular careers include law enforcement officer, social services caseworker, victim's advocate, corporate security specialist, private investigator, or crime intelligence analyst.

Core Courses

These courses may not be offered every semester.

  • CCJ2020 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3)
    This course is designed to provide freshman and sophomore students with knowledge of terminology, classification systems, trends, and theories of criminal justice.
  • CCJ3011 Criminology (3)
    This course offers an examination of the field of criminology, including its theories, basic assumptions, and definitions.
  • CCJ4700 Introduction to Research Methods in Criminology (3)
    This course covers basic methodological and statistical issues in criminology.

Students are advised to take CCJ4700 once they are comfortable with the online format of the program at FSU and have completed a few criminology courses due to course difficulty of the Research Methods course.

Total Credit Hours

36

Prerequisites

Associate of Arts Degree from a Florida public institution, or completion of FSU's liberal studies requirements, and completion of the oral competency requirement.

Program Requirements

Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Fees

The cost of this program is $315 per credit hour distance learning fee plus applicable fees for the Academic Year 2017-2018 as determined on the Student Business Services website. For further questions regarding tuition and fees, please contact the department.

Spring 2018 Course Offerings

  • CCJ3011 Criminology (3)
    This course offers an examination of the field of criminology, including its theories, basic assumptions, and definitions.
  • CCJ4700 Introduction to Research Methods in Criminology (3)
    This course covers basic methodological and statistical issues in criminology.
  • CCJ4938 Special Topics Course (3)
    This course content varies as instructors present different developments, problems, and controversies. May be repeated to a maximum of twelve semester hours. May be repeated within the same term.
  • CJL4038 Law, Society, and the Administration of Justice (3)
    This course examines how law shapes and is shaped by economic relations, morality, social solidarity, state institutions, political domination, democratic governance, and legal consciousness, and how low impacts and is influenced by race, gender, and class relations. The course explores how social groups use law and legal ideology to press their rights to remedy social inequalities and to what extent these groups are successful. Students become familiar with major theoretical traditions in law and society as well as sociological issues such as civil rights, the legislation of morality, and the administration of justice.

Fall 2017 Course Offerings

  • CCJ2020 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3)
    This course is designed to provide freshman and sophomore students with knowledge of terminology, classification systems, trends, and theories of criminal justice.
  • CCJ3011 Criminology (3)
    This course offers an examination of the field of criminology, including its theories, basic assumptions, and definitions.
  • CCJ4938 Special Topics Course (3)
    This course content varies as instructors present different developments, problems, and controversies. May be repeated to a maximum of twelve semester hours. May be repeated within the same term.
  • CJE3110 Law Enforcement (3)
    This course provides an advanced survey of law enforcement concentrating on the police, and places emphasis on functions (law enforcement, order maintenance, public service) and responsibilities (e.g., preservation of constitutional rights, community relations), including organizational and management aspects.
  • CJJ4010 Juvenile Justice (3)
    This course provides an examination of juvenile delinquency and juvenile justice, including legal and social history, definition and explanation of delinquency, and assessment of delinquency prevention and correctional programs, with emphasis on application of philosophical, legal, and procedural principles to problems and cases of juvenile justice. May require community service hours.


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