Bachelor of Science, Major in Victim Studies

Bachelor of Science, Major in Victim Studies
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics)3
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science)8
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture)3
Component Area V (Creative Arts)3
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences)3
Component Area IX (Component Area Option)4
Degree Specific Requirements
MATH 3379Statistical Mthods In Practice3-4
or STAT 3379 Statistical Methds In Practice
or PSYC 3402 Psychological Statistics
or SOCI 3443 Social Statistics
Select five of the following:15
Intercultural Communication
Conflict, Negotiatn & Resolutn
Introduction To Economics
Critical Thinking
Modern Philosophy
Social Policy
Introduction To Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
Psychology And The Law
Principles Of Sociology
Social Inequality
Victims Studies Major Core
CRIJ 2361Intro To The Crim Justice Sys 1 & 23
CRIJ 2362Criminology 13
CRIJ 3378Intro To Methods Of Research 33
CRIJ 3350Victimology3
CRIJ 4398Prblm Analysis in Vict Studies3
Victim Specific Courses
Select two of:6
Child Abuse And Neglect
Family Violence
Violence Against Women
Aging, Crime and Victimization
Victims Service Courses
Select two of the following:6
Victims Rights Politics & Plcy
Victim Service Delivery
Trauma and Crisis Intervention
Interviewing & Counseling
Social Justice Courses
Select two of the following:6
Criminl Justc & Social Divrsty
Gender and Crime
Social Inequality
Age And Inequality
Additional VCMS Electives
Select three of the following:9
Fundamentals Of Criminal Law
Understanding Sexual Offending
Substance Use And Abuse
Death And Dying
Social Policy
Professional Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
Psychology Of Adjustment
Marriage And The Family
Intro To Helping Relationship
Ungr Intern Criminal Justice
General Electives18
Total Hours120-121


Forty-two semester hours of advanced coursework (3000 or 4000 level) are the absolute minimum. Minimum number of semester hours in residence: 30 semester hours of which 24 must be advanced.

Use general electives to satisfy the 42 advanced hour requirement.

First Year
Component Area II (recommend MATH 1332 or 1314)3Component Area III4
Component Area III4Component Area V3
CRIJ 23611, 23CRIJ 236213
ENGL 130133ENGL 130233
HIST 130143HIST 130243
 16 16
Second Year
Component Area IV3Component Area IX3
Component Area IX1CRIJ 335023
CRIJ 337853Degree Specific Courses63
Degree Specific Courses63POLS 230673
POLS 230573MATH 3379, STAT 3379, PSYC 3402, or SOCI 34433-4
 13 15-16
Third Year
Degree Specific Courses63Degree Specific Courses63
General Electives6General Electives6
Victim Services Courses83Victim Services Courses83
Victim Specific Courses93Victim Specific Courses93
 15 15
Fourth Year
CRIJ 43983General Electives6
Degree Specific Courses63Social Justice Electives103
General Electives3VCMS Additional Electives116
Social Justice Electives103 
VCMS Additional Electives113 
 15 15
Total Hours: 120-121