Bachelor of Arts, Major in Victim Studies

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Bachelor of Arts, 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
or STAT 3379 Statistical Methds In Practice
or PSYC 3301 Elementary Statistics
or SOCI 3443 Social Statistics
Foreign Language 114
Victims Studies Major Core
CRIJ 2361Intro To The Crim Justice Sys 23
CRIJ 2362Criminology3
CRIJ 3350Victimology3
CRIJ 3378Intro To Methods Of Research3
CRIJ 4398Prblm Analysis in Vict Studies3
Victim Specific Courses
Select two of the following:6
Aging, Crime and Victimization
Child Abuse And Neglect
Family Violence
Violence Against Women
Victims Service Courses
Select two of the following:6
Victim Service Delivery
Trauma and Crisis Intervention
Interviewing & Counseling
Victims Rights Politics & Plcy
Social Justice Courses
Select two of the following:6
Gender and Crime
Criminl Justc & Social Divrsty
Social Inequality
Age And Inequality
Additional Electives
Select three of the following:9
Fundamentals Of Criminal Law
Understanding Sexual Offending
Substance Use And Abuse
Ungr Intern Criminal Justice
Intro To Helping Relationship
Death And Dying
Social Policy
Professional Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
Psychology Of Adjustment
Marriage And The Family
General Elective16
General Electives (Advanced)12
Total Hours120

FOLG 2311 satisfies Component Area IV and FOLG 2312 satisfies three hours of Component Area IX.


CRIJ 2361 satisfies Component Area VIII.


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
CRIJ 23611, 23CRIJ 236213
ENGL 130123ENGL 130233
HIST 130133HIST 130243
Component Area III4Component Area III4
Component Area II (Recommend MATH 1332 or 1314)3Component Area V3
 16 16
Second Year
CRIJ 337853CRIJ 335053
POLS 230563POLS 230663
FOLG 14114FOLG 14124
Component Area IX1MATH 3379, STAT 3379, PSYC 3301, or SOCI 34433
General Electives3General Electives3
 14 16
Third Year
Victim Specific Courses73Victim Specific Courses73
Victim Services Courses83Victim Services Courses83
FOLG 231193FOLG 2312103
Advanced Electives (3000/4000)3Advanced Electives (3000/4000)3
General Electives3General Electives3
 15 15
Fourth Year
CRIJ 43983Social Justice Electives113
Social Justice Electives113Additional VCMS Electives126
Additional VCMS Electives123General Electives4
Advanced Electives (3000/4000)6 
 15 13
Total Hours: 120

May be completed during either Fall or Spring semester of Year 1.


Satisfies Component Area VIII.


Satisfies Component Area I. 


Satisfies Component Area VI. 


May be completed during either Fall or Spring semester of Year 2.


Satisfies Component Area VII. 


Victim Specific Courses include CRIJ 3341, CRIJ 4338, CRIJ 4383, or CRIJ 4390.


Victim Services Courses include CRIJ 4351, CRIJ 4370, or POLS 3338.


Satisfies Component Area IV. 


Satisfies three hours of Component Area IX. 


Social Justice Electives include CRIJ 3340, CRIJ 4385, SOCI 3324, SOCI 3325, or SOCI 3354.


Additional VCMS Electives include CRIJ 2364, CRIJ 3368, CRIJ 4362, CRIJ 4373, COUN 3321, PHIL 4371, POLS 3393, PSYC 2315, PSYC 3331, or SOCI 3341.