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Criminology BA - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: 22.09 CRIMINOLOGY, CIP: 45.0401 Criminology)

Department of Sociology

430 Park Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4670

Dr. Robert Adelman
Department Chair

Dr. Kristen Schultz Lee
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Completing the Criminology BA Program

Academic Requirements

Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall.
Minimum GPA of 2.0 in SOC 101 and in two other sociology courses.

Academic Advice

Minimum grade of C required in SOC 101, SOC 206, SOC 293, SOC 294, SOC 307 and SOC 349
Double majors must meet all the departmental requirements noted above.

Transfer Credit Policy

Students may transfer sociology courses taken elsewhere; however, the department accepts no more than 15 credit hours of appropriate sociology courses toward the major requirements. Course descriptions and syllabi may need to be provided to the department.

SUNY Seamless Transfer is a SUNY-wide program intended to make transferring to UB and other SUNY Schools simple and efficient for SUNY students. SUNY has defined courses that SUNY students can take before transferring which will apply to the major at UB and ensure timely graduation.

Information about the Transfer Path for this major can be found on the SUNY website.

Students are encouraged to contact their academic advisor or department to discuss how their coursework will apply to their degree.

Prerequisite Courses

The Criminology BA Program has no prerequisite courses.

Required Courses

SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 206 Social Problems
SOC 293 Social Research Methods (may substitute PSY 350 or SSC 213 with the addition of 3 credit hours of sociology electives)
SOC 294 Basic Statistics for Social Sciences (may substitute CEP 207, ECO 480, PSY 207, STA 119 or SSC 225 with the addition of 3 credit hours of sociology electives)
SOC 307 Criminology
SOC 349 Classical Sociological Theory

Six Criminology Electives from this list:

SOC 311 Drugs & Society
SOC 317 Criminal Justice Systems
SOC 319 Juvenile Justice
SOC 327 Victims & Victimization
SOC 337 Sociology of Punishment
SOC 339 Crime & the Life Course
SOC 343 Gender & Crime
SOC 345 Sociology of Deviance
SOC 347 Schools & Crime
SOC 356 Green Criminology
SOC 357 Race, Crime & Criminal Justice
SOC 366 Crime & Popular Culture
SOC 373 Sociology of Law
SOC 387 Race & Racism
SOC 388 Communities & Crime
SOC 396 Global Criminology
SOC 482 Advanced Topics in Social Justice, Crime, and Law

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Criminology BA degree
Credits Required for Major37
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum36
Additional Credits Required for Electives47
Total Credits Required for Degree120

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Published: Dec 05, 2019 11:41:05