B.A. in Criminology

St. Mary's University Core 1
SMC 1301Foundations of Civilization3
SMC 1311Foundations of Reflection:Self3
SMC 1312Foundations of Reflection: Nature3
SMC 1313Foundations of Reflection: Others3
SMC 1314Foundations of Reflection: God3
SMC 2301Foundations of Practice: Ethics3
SMC 2302Foundations of Practice: Civic Engagement and Social Action3
SMC 2303Foundations of Practice:Fine Arts and Creative Process3
SMC 2304Foundations of Practice: Literature3
SMC 4301Capstone Seminar: Prospects for Community & Civilization3
School of Humanities and Social Sciences School Specific Core
Select one of the following:
Fundamentals of Oral Communication
Business and Professional Communication
Argumentation and Debate
Rhetoric & Composition 23
Rhetoric and Composition
Select one of the following:
Mathematical Logic for the Humanities
Mathematical Topics in the Social Sciences
College Algebra
Finite Mathematics
Business Statistics
Calculus I
Foreign Languages6
Select one of the following options:
6 hours at the sophomore level (2311, 2312), in a Foreign Language previously studied for a minimum of one year
6 hours of introductory level (1311, 1212) in a Foreign Language not previously studied
12 hours of CLEP credit for a language previously studied
History/Social Science3
Fundamentals of Business Enterprise
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Introductory Macroeconomic Theory
Introductory Microeconomic Theory
American National Government
Texas State & Local Government
Introduction to Global Affairs
General Psychology
Perspectives and Themes in History, Philosophy and/or Theology
Perspectives and Themes in Social Science
Select any History course
Select one of the following:
General Biology for Non-Majors
General Biology for Non-Majors II
Food & Nutrition I
Food & Nutrition II
Preparatory Chemistry
Chem Concepts & Applications
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
General Geology
Geology of Earth Resources
Geology of Energy Resources
Intro. Environmental Science
Physics Concepts & Application
Modern Astronomy
General Physics I
General Physics II
Select one of the following:
Advanced Theology 33XX
Perspectives and Themes in History, Philosophy and/or Theology
Fine Arts3
Select one course from AR, DM, or MU
Select any EN 23XX literature course
Criminology Major Course
SC 1311Introductory Sociology3
SC 3320Social Stratification3
CR 3323Victimology3
CR 3324Juvenile Delinquency3
CR 3325Criminology3
CR 3330Research Methods in Criminal Justice3
CR 3332Statistics in Criminology3
Criminology Electives24
Select 8 non-required Criminology courses
Select five elective courses from any discipline: Sociology, Criminology, Political Science, Economics, or International Relations, or any minor.15
Proficiency in Information Technology and Information Literacy
For this major, this requirement will be fulfilled by successfully completing CR 3330 or CR 3332.
Total Semester Hours120

This is a recommended degree plan subject to changes. Please meet with your advisor on a regular basis.

First Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 13XX 3SMC 13XX 3
EN 13113Speech3
Fine Arts3SC 13113
ND 01010 
 15 15
Second Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 13XX 3SMC 23XX 3
Literature3SMC 23XX3
Foreign Language3Foreign Language3
Elective (CJ 1301 recommended)3Select two CR Electives6
CR Elective3 
 15 15
Third Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 23XX 3SMC 23XX 3
CR 33253SC 33203
CR 33233CJ 33323
CR Elective3CR 33243
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 43013CJ 33303
CR Elective (CR 4303 Internship in CJ advised)3Select two CR Electives6
CR Elective3Select two Electives6
Select two Electives6 
 15 15
Total Semester Hours 120