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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2007-08 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2007-08 [Archived Catalog]

Sociology—Criminology Major (B.A.)

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Special curriculum; major code BA4253

The criminology program is designed for students who plan to pursue a career in some aspect of the criminal justice system (e.g. corrections, probation, parole, or law enforcement), yet wish to receive a liberal arts education. Possibilities after graduation include employment in criminal justice or further study in law, criminology, or criminal justice. You will receive a degree in sociology with the specialization in criminology noted. You are encouraged to enter the program as a freshman to help ensure completion in four years.

College-level Requirements

Please see the appropriate college listing for college-level academic requirements.

Required courses (25 credit hours)

Criminology options: Take four courses for 16–22 credit hours

Collateral sociology courses: Take three courses for 12 credit hours

Suggested Courses

The following courses are highly recommended, and you are encouraged to take some of them to satisfy the College of Arts and Sciences 18-hour social sciences requirement. Check the courses for prerequisites.

Total Credit Hours: 57

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