The Criminology and Criminal Justice curriculum is designed to:
- provide students with a comprehensive overview of the criminal and juvenile justice systems
- encourage theoretical and informed inquiry into justice policies and criminal behavior
- develop skills in research methodology and statistics
- prepare students for professional careers in criminology and criminal justice, as well as provide a foundation for advanced studies
Experiential learning (internship) opportunities are available with various agencies. The application process must be completed prior to the semester when the experiential learning is to commence.
Requirements for Graduation:
To be eligible for graduation, students majoring in Criminology and Criminal Justice must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours, achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.0, satisfy the College’s residency requirements, and complete the General Education Requirements of the College. A minimum grade of 2.0 is required for First Year Seminar and all courses taken as part of Foundations. Courses used to complete General Education Requirements may not be taken on a pass/fail basis.
The General Education Requirements of the college require students to successfully complete First Year Seminar, Foundations (FCO 103 will be a required co-requisite with FCO 105 for students who have a high school GPA below 3.20), Disciplinary Perspectives, and a Constellation. Students who enter the college with 30 credit hours completed will not take a First Year Seminar course and therefore must take an additional 3 credits for graduation. Transfer students that are awarded 60 or more credits upon acceptance to York College will not be required to complete a Constellation.
In addition, students majoring in Criminology and Criminal Justice must earn a 2.0 or higher in all CJA courses and will be required to complete a standardized outcome assessment test.