2024-2025 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog

Criminology, B.A.

A minor is required with this major.

Requirements: (39 credits)

Required Courses:

CRM 110Introduction to the Criminal Justice System


CRM 230Law Enforcement & Society


CRM 231Criminal Procedure and the Courts


CRM 238Corrections


CRM 260Criminology


CRM 322Research Methods in Criminal Justice


CRM 435Supervised Field Studies in Criminal Justice I



3 credits of 200-level CRM elective

Related Requirements:

PHIL 144Moral Issues



STAT 104Elementary Statistics



STAT 200Business Statistics



STAT 215Statistics for Behavioral Sciences I


All related requirements courses must have a grade of C- or higher

Requirements for 300-level and 400-level electives

  6 credits of 300-499 CRM elective

  8 credits of 400-479 CRM elective

Accelerate Central B.A. Criminology / M.S. Criminal Justice


Eligible students can apply for admission to the Accelerate Central B.A. / M.S.  in the Spring of their junior year of study.  Selected students will be able to complete a B.A. in Criminology and a M.S. in Criminal Justice in as few as 5 years on a full-time basis.  For accepted students, two graduate courses will double-count as two 300-level undergraduate CRM courses.  In addition, up to two three (3)-credit graduate courses may be taken before matriculation as a graduate student; these 2 courses will be excluded from the student’s B.A. program and transferred into the student’s M.S. program.

Students typically apply in the Spring of their junior year of study and must meet the requirements specified below:  

a)  Completed 81 earned credit hours by the end of the Fall semester of their junior year.  At least 15 credits must have been earned at CCSU

b) Completed CRM 322 (research methods) and a statistics course with at least a B-

c) Have at least a 3.3 cumulative grade point average

d) Have at least a 3.0 grade point average in Criminology courses

How to Apply

Students will submit Change of Major form, a resume, essay, and one recommendation letter from a CCSU Criminology professor to their undergraduate advisor by March 1st of their junior year. The documents will go through the proper parties for review and approval, including the Graduate Program Director. Once the form has been approved by all required parties, the Registrar’s Office will change the student’s undergraduate curriculum to note the Accelerate Central program.


Note: After acceptance, students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.