Office of the Registrar
Division of Lifelong Learning (2010/2011)
2.6 Certificate in Criminology

The Certificate in Criminology is designed for members of the community who have a special interest in the structure and administration of criminal justice. The program is of particular interest to persons engaged in law enforcement, corrections and rehabilitation.

2.6.1 Regulations for the Certificate in Criminology

To be eligible for the Certificate in Criminology a student must complete the following:

  1. Fifteen credit hours including Psychology 1000; Sociology 3290, 3395; one of Political Science 1000, 1010, 2800; and one of Sociology 1000, 2000.

  2. Six credit hours chosen from the following where a maximum of 3 credit hours can be in one subject area:

    Archaeology 2492; Political Science 2100, 2800, 3610, 3820; Psychology 2012, 2100, 2800, 3533, 3640; the former Social Work 2510, the former Social Work 3510, 3721, 4612, 5112; Sociology 2100, 2230, 2250, 3120.


    In some cases, students may substitute one optional course not listed in section 2, that has relevance to their area of speciality and to the field of criminology. Students may submit their request, in writing, to the Assistant Director, Certificate Programs, Division of Lifelong Learning. The Advisory Committee will consider the request. Permission to substitute must be obtained prior to the student enrolling in or completing the course.

  3. Two of Criminology 1302, 1303, 3301.


    Criminology 3301 Selected Topics in Criminology is not offered on a regular basis. Students may enroll in this course several times as content changes, however it may be applied to the certificate only once.