Criminology and Criminal Justice*

Description
The concentration in criminology and criminal justice allows students to explore issues of crime, law, and the criminal justice system. The concentration provides students with the tools to analyze complex issues and policies within the criminal justice system, enhancing students’ ability to understand the nature of crime and the system response to law breaking. In addition to the three required courses, which provide a solid understanding of the field, each student will be able to select electives to meet his or her specific interests.

Requirements

  • Students must complete a minimum of 21 credit hours of graded classroom work, including 12 hours of upper division (300/400 level) hours, internship (CRJ 484) or independent study (CRJ 499) not applicable.
  • A minimum of 12 CRJ credit hours must be taken at ASU.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
  • CRJ 100 is the prerequisite for all upper-division CRJ courses.
  • CRJ 201 prerequisite requirement can be waived for 300-400 level CRJ courses, meet with a Criminal Justice advisor for this exception.
  • Must have junior standing to take upper division courses.
  • Some courses may require additional course prerequisites or GPA requirements, check with the course catalog and your academic advisor for details.
  • Students are required to meet with a Criminal Justice advisor prior to registration.
  • M Course transfer equivalent available from Maricopa County Community College District, details are provided on the Maricopa County Transfer tab.

Core 6 hours

CRJ 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice, SB (3) M (Required)
CRJ 309: Criminology (SB) (3) (Prereq(s) w/ C or better: Crim & Crim Just or Pub Serv & Pub Policy (Crim) major; CRJ 100; CRJ 201; min 56 hrs OR Psych (Forensic Psych) BA or BS major; Credit allowed for only CRJ 309 (or CRJ 225) or CRJ 414 (or CRJ 308) OR Visiting University Student)

Lower Division Core 3 Hours
Choose one of the following:

CRJ 203 Courts and Sentencing (3)
CRJ 230 Introduction to Policing (3)
CRJ 240 Introduction to Corrections (3)M

Upper Division Core 3 Hours
Choose one of the following:

CRJ 305 Gender, Crime & Criminal Justice, C (3) (Prerequisite(s): CRJ 100 with C or better; CRJ 201 with C or better; junior or senior standing)

CRJ 306 Race, Ethnicity, Crime and Criminal Justice, C (3) (Prerequisite(s): CRJ 100 with C or better; CRJ 201 with C or better; junior or senior standing)

Upper Division Electives 9 hours
Select in consultation with a Criminal Justice advisor.

Any CRJ 300
Any CRJ 400 EXCEPT CRJ 484 OR CRJ 496 OR CRJ 499

IDS Core Course Information

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 9 credit-hour core and 9 credit hours of context/application courses.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • IDS 201 Intellectual Fusion (recommended for freshman/sophomore students)
    • Prerequisites: None

OR

  • IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary (3) (recommended for transfer students and/or students declaring IDS in their junior or senior year)
    • Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Studies major

  • IDS 302 Integration Skills (3)
    • Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies major; IDS 201 or 301 with C or better
  • IDS 401 Integration: Experiential Learning (3) (requires application)
    • Prerequisites: IDS 201 or 301 with C or better; IDS 302 with C or better; minimum 2.00 GPA; minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

Context courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two Integrative Context courses from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU

Application courses (3 credit hours)

Choose any IDS Application course from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 140: The Nature of Knowledge Systems
  • IDS 302: Integration Skills
  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU
  • IDS 484: Elective Internship

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.

Year

Year

2020-21

Campus

Campus

Online

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
cisa.asu.edu/advising
All appointments:
480-965-4464

Downtown Phoenix
Arizona Center, Suite 380

Polytechnic
Santa Catalina Hall

Tempe
Urban Systems Engineering

Online
480-965-4464

 

DARs Code

DARs Code

PPCRJEMPH

College/School

College/School

Watts College of Public Service & Community Solutions

Concentration Contact

Concentration Contact