Undergraduate Catalog 2013-14
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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)8 Semester Plan
120 Credit Hours
CIP Code: 45.0401
College of Behavioral & Community Sciences
The major in Criminology provides students with in-depth exposure to all facets of the criminal justice system including law enforcement, detention, the judiciary, corrections, juvenile justice and probation and parole. The program concentrates on achieving balance in the above aspects of the system from the perspective of the criminal justice professional, the offender, and society. The program provides a solid background in the theory, issues and methodology comprising Criminology.
The objective of the undergraduate program in Criminology is to develop a sound educational basis either for graduate work or for professional training in one or more of the specialized areas comprising the modern urban criminal justice system.
College Level Requirements
State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites
Students desiring to transfer to USF should complete the A.A. degree at a Florida College System institution. If students transfer with fewer than 60 semester hours of acceptable credit, the students must meet the university's entering freshman requirements including ACT or SAT test scores, GPA, and course requirements.
Transfer students are also required to comply with the immunization, foreign language, and continuous enrollment policies of the university.
There are no State Mandated Common Prerequisites for this degree program.
Transfer students should be aware that by university regulation they are obligated to establish academic residency by completing the equivalent of one academic year (30 semester hours) in "on-campus" courses. In addition, all undergraduate transfer students electing Criminology as their major will be required to take a minimum of 30 credit hours in major coursework at the University of South Florida. This residency requirement is designed to ensure that transfer students who subsequently receive their baccalaureate degree from the University of South Florida with a major in Criminology will have been exposed to the same body of knowledge in their major as those students who complete all or a major portion of their coursework at the University of South Florida.
Total Major Hours: 36 Hours
Major Core Courses - 12 Hours
- CCJ 3024
- CCJ 3117 Note: A grade of C (not C-) or higher is required in CCJ 3117 to enroll in CCJ 3701.
- CCJ 3701 Note: A grade of C (not C-) or higher is required in CCJ 3701 to enroll in CCJ 4934.
- CCJ 4934
Students who plan to attend graduate school should also take CCJ 4700 as one of their electives within the major. Students must complete CCJ 3117 with a grade of C or better (not C-) prior to enrollment in CCJ 3701. Students must complete CCJ 3701 with a grade of C or better (not C-) prior to enrollment in CCJ 4934.
NOTE: No more than six (6) hours of CCJ 4900, CCJ 4910 or any combination of the two will be accepted toward the minimum number of hours in the major. A student may take an unlimited number of CCJ 4933 or 4934 courses as long as the courses vary in title.
Major Elective Courses - 24 Hours
24 semester hours of electives within Criminology.
Additional Major Requirements
Major Grade Requirement
Criminology majors are limited to one grade of "D+" or lower in their major coursework. Any student who receives a grade of "D+" or lower in more than one USF Criminology major course will either need to utilize grade forgiveness in order to comply with the rule or seek major reselection. Future registration in Criminology major courses will be restricted for students who are not in compliance with the "D" rule. If a student has exhausted all available grade forgiveness opportunities and remains in non-compliance with the "D" rule, the student will be required to seek major reselection.