The Criminology and Criminal Justice concentration trains students to view issues of crime, victimization, and justice through a sociological lens.  A sociological perspective on these issues focuses our attention to the social aspects of crime, law, and deviance including understanding societal factors that contribute to crime, effective and innovative programmatic approaches to prevent or control crime, the unintended consequences of our system for marginalized communities, and the role of research in creating effective policy.  Our undergraduate program is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in research methods, data collection, analysis, and theory, which are all essential skills for those interested in careers associated with law, justice, or advocacy—all professional paths for which this concentration prepares students well.

Effective Fall 2020

Each course used to satisfy requirements of the concentration requires a minimum grade of C (2.000), i.e. all SOC courses, STAT 2**, and each course taken to satisfy the Social and Behavioral Sciences electives or the Criminology and Criminal Justice electives.

Freshman
AUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
SOC 253Intro to Criminology and Criminal Justice 3
Select one course from the following: 3
Introduction to Sociology (GT-SS3)3C 
Social Problems (GT-SS3)3C 
Arts and Humanities3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences3A3
Quantitative Reasoning11B3
Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective (see list below)2 3
Electives 7
 Total Credits 28
Sophomore
 
Advanced Writing23
Arts and Humanities3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences3A4
Diversity and Global Awareness3E3
Historical Perspectives3D3
Social and Behavioral Sciences Electives (see list below)2 6
Electives 9
 Total Credits 31
Junior
 
Select one course from the following: 3
Quantitative Sociological Analysis  
STAT 2** Statistics3
  
Select one course from the following: 3
Development of Sociological Thought  
Contemporary Sociological Theory  
Select one course from the following: 3
Criminology  
Sociology of Deviance  
Criminology and Criminal Justice Electives (see list below)4 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences Electives (see list below)2 12
Electives 3
 Total Credits 30
Senior
 
SOC 311Methods of Sociological Inquiry4A,4B3
Select one course from the following: 3
Applications of Quantitative Research  
Applications of Qualitative Research  
Select one group from the following: 3-4
Group A:
  
Capstone Seminar4C 
Group B:
  
Community Dynamics and Development4C 
Group C:
  
Internship4C 
Seminar4C 
Criminology and Criminal Justice Electives (see list below)4 9
Electives5 12-13
 Total Credits 30-32
 Program Total Credits: 120

Social and Behavioral Sciences Electives - 21 credits

Students may also take up to six credits of additional SOC courses not counted elsewhere in the program.
AGED 210History of Agriculture in the United States3
AGRI 116/IE 116Plants and Civilizations (GT-SS3)3
AGRI 270/IE 270World Interdependence-Population and Food (GT-SS3)3
AM 250Clothing, Adornment and Human Behavior (GT-SS3)3
AMST 100Self/Community in American Culture, 1600-1877 (GT-HI1)3
AMST 101Self/Community in American Culture Since 1877 (GT-HI1)3
ANTH 100Introductory Cultural Anthropology (GT-SS3)3
ANTH 140Introduction to Archaeology (GT-HI1)3
ANTH 200Cultures and the Global System (GT-SS3)3
ANTH 232/MU 232Soundscapes-Music as Human Practice3
ANTH 310Peoples and Cultures of Africa3
ANTH 312Modern Indian Culture and Society3
ANTH 322The Anthropology of Religion3
ANTH 330Human Ecology3
ANTH 333Anthropology of Sex and Reproduction3
ANTH 334Narrative Traditions and Social Experience4
ANTH 335Language and Culture3
ANTH 338Gender and Anthropology3
ANTH 340Medical Anthropology3
ANTH 359Colorado Prehistory3
ANTH 360Archaeological Investigation3
ANTH 400/GR 400History of Theory-Anthropology and Geography3
ANTH 412Indians of North America3
ANTH 413Indigenous Peoples Today3
ANTH 414/ETST 414Development in Indian Country3
ANTH 440Theory in Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH 441Method in Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH 450Hunter-Gatherer Ecology3
ANTH 451Andean Archaeology and Ethnohistory3
ANTH 478/HIST 478Heritage Resource Management3
AREC 202Agricultural and Resource Economics (GT-SS1)3
AREC 240/ECON 240Issues in Environmental Economics (GT-SS1)3
BUS 205Legal and Ethical Issues in Business3
BUS 260Social-Ethical-Regulatory Issues in Business3
E 142Reading Without Borders (GT-AH2)3
E 238Contemporary Global Fiction (GT-AH2)3
E 245World Drama (GT-AH2)3
ECON ***
EDUC 275Schooling in the United States (GT-SS3)3
ETST ***
GR 100Introduction to Geography (GT-SS2)3
GR 102Geography of Europe and the Americas (GT-SS2)3
GR 320Cultural Geography3
HDFS 101Individual and Family Development (GT-SS3)3
HDFS 310Infant and Child Development in Context3
HDFS 311Adolescent/Early Adult Development in Context3
HDFS 312Adult Development-Middle Age and Aging3
HDFS 332Death, Dying, and Grief3
HDFS 334Family and Parenthood Across the Life Cycle3
HDFS 402Couple and Family Studies3
HDFS 403Families in the Legal Environment3
HIST ***
HONR 292CHonors Seminar: Knowing Across Cultures (GT-SS3)3
HONR 492Honors Senior Seminar3
HORT 171/SOCR 171Environmental Issues in Agriculture (GT-SS3)3
IE 179Globalization: Exploring Our Global Village (GT-SS3)3
INST 200Interdisciplinary Approaches to Globalization3
JTC 100Media in Society (GT-SS3)3
JTC 311History of Media3
JTC 316Multiculturalism and the Media3
JTC 411Media Ethics and Issues3
JTC 412International Mass Communication3
JTC 413New Media Trends and Society3
JTC 414Media Effects3
JTC 456/LB 456Documentary Film as a Liberal Art3
LEAP 200Advocacy in the Visual and Performing Arts3
LB 173Encountering the Global (GT-AH2)3
LB 393Seminar in Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences3
MU 132Exploring World Music3
PHIL 103Moral and Social Problems (GT-AH3)3
PHIL 170World Philosophies (GT-AH3)3
POLS ***
PSY 100General Psychology (GT-SS3)3
PSY 152Science of Learning3
PSY 260Child Psychology3
PSY 296Group Study1-3
PSY 315Social Psychology3
PSY 316Environmental Psychology3
PSY 317Social Psychology Laboratory2
PSY 320Abnormal Psychology3
PSY 325Psychology of Personality3
PSY 327Psychology of Women3
PSY 340Organizational Psychology3
PSY 341Organizational Psychology Laboratory1
PSY 401History and Systems of Psychology3
PSY 437Psychology of Gender3
PSY 452Cognitive Psychology3
PSY 465Adolescent Psychology3
SOC ***
SOWK 110Contemporary Social Welfare3
SOWK 352/ETST 352Indigenous Women, Children, and Tribes3
SPCM 130Relational and Organizational Communication (GT-SS3)3
WS ***

  Criminology and Criminal Justice Electives - 15 credits

Select two courses from Group A and two courses from Group B, plus one additional course from either Group A or Group B.
Group A: Criminal Justice System6-9
SOC 354Law Enforcement and Society3
SOC 358Punishment and Society3
SOC 455Sociology of Law3
SOC 482ATravel Abroad: Comparative Criminal Justice3
Group B: Critical Criminology and Criminal Justice6-9
SOC 322Introduction to Environmental Justice3
SOC 351Corporate and State Crime3
SOC 356Inequality in Criminal Sentencing3
SOC 357Women, Crime, and Victimization3
SOC 359Green Criminology3
SOC 482BTravel Abroad: Crime and Deviance3

Each course used to satisfy requirements of the concentration requires a minimum grade of C (2.000), i.e. all SOC courses, STAT 2**, and each course taken to satisfy the Social and Behavioral Sciences electives or the Criminology and Criminal Justice electives.

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)  3
Arts and Humanities  3
Biological and Physical Sciences  3
Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective (see list on Concentration Requirements tab)  3
Elective  3
 Total Credits  15
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedCredits
SOC 253Intro to Criminology and Criminal Justice  3
Select one course from the following:  3
Introduction to Sociology (GT-SS3)   
Social Problems (GT-SS3)   
Quantitative ReasoningX 3
Electives  4
CO 150 must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X  
 Total Credits  13
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedCredits
Arts and Humanities  3
Biological and Physical Sciences  4
Historical Perspectives  3
Social and Behavioral Sciences Electives (see list on Concentration Requirements tab)  6
 Total Credits  16
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedCredits
Advanced Writing  3
Diversity and Global Awareness  3
Electives  9
SOC 253 must be completed by the end of Semester 4.X  
 Total Credits  15
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedCredits
Criminology and Criminal Justice Electives (see list on Concentration Requirements tab.)  6
Social and Behavioral Sciences Electives (see list on Concentration Requirements tab)  6
Electives  3
 Total Credits  15
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedCredits
Select one course from the following:X 3
Quantitative Sociological Analysis   
STAT 2**
   
Select one course from the following:X 3
Development of Sociological Thought   
Contemporary Sociological Theory   
Select one course from the following:  3
Criminology   
Sociology of Deviance   
Travel Abroad: Crime and Deviance   
Social and Behavioral Sciences Electives (see list on Concentration Requirements tab)  6
 Total Credits  15
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedCredits
SOC 311Methods of Sociological InquiryX 3
Select one course from the following:X 3
Applications of Quantitative Research   
Applications of Qualitative Research   
Criminology and Criminal Justice Electives (See list on Concentration Requirements tab.)X 6
Electives  3
 Total Credits  15
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedCredits
Select one group from the following:X 3-4
Group A:   
Capstone Seminar   
Group B:   
Community Dynamics and Development   
Group C:   
Internship   
Seminar   
Criminology and Criminal Justice Electives (See list on Concentration Requirements tab.)X 3
ElectivesX 9-10
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X  
 Total Credits  15-17
 Program Total Credits:  120