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Extended Programs

Program

Criminology and Criminal Justice

The criminology and criminal justice curriculum provides students with a multidisciplinary understanding of crime and justice within the framework of broader social processes. This curriculum is a three-tiered structure composed of general education, a core curriculum and selected concentrations. The typical student will move from general education to the core of the program and then into one of four specialized concentrations, where he or she will be introduced to courses on the principles and application of the chosen specialty.

The curriculum for general education includes introductory courses in the fundamental social science disciplines of sociology and psychology. The core of the curriculum consists of a number of related courses that will build a foundation of social science education emphasizing analytical and conceptual skills. The pivotal course is CRM 301 - Criminology , a multidisciplinary perspective on the nature, extent and causes of crime. CRM 300 - Criminal Justice  and CRM 301 - Criminology  should be the first core courses taken by the typical student. The third and final tier of the curriculum consists of 21 hours in one of four concentrations. These concentrations contain some courses without criminological content that provide students with professionally relevant occupational knowledge and skills.

Students completing the curriculum will have satisfied all major and minor requirements for graduation. No additional minor is required.

An active articulation agreement exists between this program and a community college. To see a complete list of current colleges with program articulation agreements with EMU, please click here.

Department Information:

Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology Department - College of Arts & Sciences

Anders Linde-Laursen, Ph.D., Department Head

712 Pray Harrold
(734) 487-0012
alindela@emich.edu

Department Website

General Education Requirements:

For specific requirements refer to the General Education Program .

Additional Requirements: 3 hours

One course from the following:

  • PHIL 120 - Introduction to Critical Reasoning (GEKH) 3 hrs
  • PHIL 130 - Introduction to Logic 3 hrs

Major Requirements: 70 hours

Core Requirements: 12 hours

  • SOCL 105 - Introductory Sociology (GEKS) 3 hrs
  • SOCL 202 - Social Problems 3 hrs
  • PSY 101 - General Psychology Lecture (GEKN) 3 hrs

One course from the following:

  • PLSC 112 - American Government (GEKS) 3 hrs
  • PLSC 113 - American Government Honors (GEKS) 3 hrs

Criminology and Criminal Justice Courses: 30 hours

  • CRM 300 - Criminal Justice 3 hrs
  • CRM 301 - Criminology 3 hrs
  • CRM 331 - Introduction to Corrections 3 hrs
  • CRM 338 - Women, Crime and Justice 3 hrs
  • CRM 354 - Juvenile Delinquency 3 hrs
  • CRM 362 - Ethics for Criminal Justice Professionals 3 hrs
  • CRM 370 - White Collar Crime 3 hrs
  • CRM 431 - Policing in Society 3 hrs
  • CRM 447W - Senior Seminar in Criminology (GEWI) 3 hrs

One course from the following:

  • CRM 333 - Violence and Society 3 hrs
  • CRM 337 - Deviance and Society 3 hrs
  • SOCL 333 - Violence and Society 3 hrs
  • SOCL 337 - Deviance and Society 3 hrs

Research Methods: 6 hours

* see note

  • SOCL 250 - Quantitative Applications in Sociology (GEQR) 3 hrs
  • SOCL 304 - Methods in Sociological Research 3 hrs

Sociology/Anthropology Courses: 12 hours

  • ANTH 135 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (GEGA & GEKS) 3 hrs
  • ANTH 214 - U.S. Racial and Cultural Minorities (GEUS) 3 hrs
  • SOCL 308 - Social Psychology 3 hrs
  • SOCL 462 - Complex Organizations 3 hrs

Concentration Requirements: 15 hours

Select one from the following four concentrations:

II. Law Enforcement (CRM LAWE):

One course from the following:

  • CRM 432 - Police Organization 3 hrs

Nine hours from the following:

  • CRM 222 - Pornography and Crime 3 hrs
  • CRM 320 - Criminal Investigation 3 hrs
  • CRM 321 - Cooperation and Conflict in Society 3 hrs
  • CRM 412 - Law and Society 3 hrs
  • CRM 460 - Criminal Law II 3 hrs
  • CRM 488 - Field Internship in Criminology and Criminal Justice 3 hrs each
  • CRM 489 - Field Internship in Criminology and Criminal Justice 3 hrs each

One course from the following:

  • CRM 277 - Special Topics 1 hr
  • CRM 278 - Special Topics 2 hrs
  • CRM 279 - Special Topics 3 hrs
  • CRM 377 - Special Topics 1 hr
  • CRM 378 - Special Topics 2 hrs
  • CRM 379 - Special Topics 3 hrs
  • CRM 420 - Drugs, Crime and Criminal Justice 3 hrs
  • PLSC 301 - American Legal System 3 hrs
  • PLSC 308 - Political Violence and Revolution 3 hrs
  • PLSC 385 - Judicial Process and Behavior 3 hrs
  • PLSC 456 - Criminal Law I 3 hrs
  • PSY 340 - Psychological Perspectives on Prejudice and Discrimination 3 hrs
  • PSY 360 - Abnormal Psychology 3 hrs
  • SOCL 306 - The Urban Community 3 hrs
  • SWRK 120 - Introduction to Social Work Services and Professional Roles 3 hrs

III. Corrections (CRM CORR)

  • CRM 321 - Cooperation and Conflict in Society 3 hrs
  • CRM 332 - Community Corrections 3 hrs

Nine hours from the following:

  • ANTH 330 - Anthropology of Law and Politics 3 hrs
  • CRM 222 - Pornography and Crime 3 hrs
  • CRM 277 - Special Topics 1 hr
  • CRM 278 - Special Topics 2 hrs
  • CRM 279 - Special Topics 3 hrs
  • CRM 377 - Special Topics 1 hr
  • CRM 378 - Special Topics 2 hrs
  • CRM 379 - Special Topics 3 hrs
  • CRM 412 - Law and Society 3 hrs
  • CRM 420 - Drugs, Crime and Criminal Justice 3 hrs
  • CRM 488 - Field Internship in Criminology and Criminal Justice 3 hrs each
  • CRM 489 - Field Internship in Criminology and Criminal Justice 3 hrs each
  • CTAC 357 - Interviewing as Communication 3 hrs
  • PSY 340 - Psychological Perspectives on Prejudice and Discrimination 3 hrs
  • SWRK 120 - Introduction to Social Work Services and Professional Roles 3 hrs

Program Total:

Students must earn a minimum total of 124 credits at the 100-level or above.

Notes:

* SOCL 341 - Quantitative Methods of Social Research I  and SOCL 342 - Quantitative Methods of Social Research II  may be substituted for SOCL 250  and SOCL 304 .

Extended Programs

This program is available at an EMU off-campus location. For a list of locations, please click here .

Critical Graduation Information:

The following are minimum requirements for all bachelor’s degrees awarded by Eastern Michigan University. Some majors and minors require more than the minimum in one or more of the areas below; students are urged to consult the on-line catalog for the requirements of their particular programs.

  • Earn a minimum total of 124 credits at the 100-level and above. Courses with numbers below 100 will not be counted toward this degree requirement. At most 8 credit hours of physical education (PEGN) activity courses will be counted toward this requirement.
  • Meet the requirements of the General Education program (see information below).
  • Complete a Writing Intensive (WI)  Course in your major.
  • Earn a minimum of 60 credits from a four-year college or university; courses taken at community colleges cannot be used to meet this requirement. (Some formal program-to-program articulation agreements modify this requirement. See specific agreements for details.)
  • Earn a minimum of 30 credits from courses taken at EMU.
  • Complete 10 of the last 30 hours for the degree from courses taken at EMU.
  • Have a minimum of 30 unique credit hours in their major and 20 unique credit hours in their minor for a total of at least 50 unique credit hours between them. Some majors that require 50 or more hours themselves do not require a minor; students should check requirements of the selected major in the undergraduate catalog to see if a minor is required.
  • Earn no more than 60 credit hours in one subject area (prefix). Credits in excess of the 60 maximum will not be counted toward the minimum of 124 credits required for a bachelor’s degree.
  • Earn the minimum number of credits in 300-level and above courses in each major and minor as specified below - these credits must be earned in distinct courses, that is, no course can be used to fulfill this requirement in more that one major or minor.
    • Earn a minimum of 6 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each minor
    • Earn a minimum of 9 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each major that requires a minor.
    • Earn a minimum of 15 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each major that does not require a minor
  • Transfer credit will be awarded for courses taken at colleges and universities that are accredited by one of the recognized regional accrediting bodies only if the courses are college-level (equated to 100-level or above at EMU) and the student earned a “C” (or 2.0 on a 4 point scale) or better. Transfer credit may be awarded on a case-by-case basis for college-level courses in which a “C” (2.0) or better was earned at institutions outside the U.S. or at non-accredited U.S. institutions; the internal review of such courses is conducted by individual departments/schools within EMU, and additional documentation may be required. Please note: EMU awards only credits for transferred courses; grades are not used in the calculation of an EMU GPA.
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in courses taken at EMU order to graduate. In addition, a minimum GPA of 2.0 must be reached in courses taken at EMU in each major and minor. (Note: some programs may require a higher GPA - check with your program advisor.)
General Education Requirements:

EMU’s General Education Program requires students to choose from a menu of approved courses in several different areas do not assume that other courses in the same department or with similar names will fulfill these requirements. A detailed description of General Education requirements is available on the General Education section of the catalog: General Education 

Students who transferred to EMU may have modified general education requirements based on Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) or articulation agreements; consult your academic advisor for additional information.

University Information: Consult the on-line catalog at catalog.emich.edu.