Bachelor of Science, Major in Victim Studies

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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
or STAT 3379 Statistical Methds In Practice
or PSYC 3301 Elementary 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 Sys3
CRIJ 2362Criminology3
CRIJ 3378Intro To Methods Of Research3
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


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 130133ENGL 130233
HIST 130143HIST 130243
Component Area III4Component Area III4
Component Area II (recommend MATH 1332 or 1314)3Component Area V3
 16 16
Second Year
CRIJ 337853CRIJ 335023
POLS 230563POLS 230663
Component Area IX1Degree Specific Courses73
Degree Specific Courses73Component Area IX3
Component Area IV3MATH 3379, STAT 3379, PSYC 3301, or SOCI 34433
 13 15
Third Year
Victim Specific Courses83Victim Specific Courses83
Victim Services Courses93Victim Services Courses93
Degree Specific Courses73Degree Specific Courses73
General Electives6General Electives6
 15 15
Fourth Year
CRIJ 43983Social Justice Electives103
Social Justice Electives103Additional VCMS Electives116
Additional VCMS Electives113General Electives6
Degree Specific Courses73 
General Electives3 
 15 15
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. 


Degree Specific Courses include COMS 3370, COMS 3371, ECON 2300, PHIL 2303, PHIL 3365, POLS 3393, PSYC 1301, PSYC 3331, PSYC 3383, SOCI 1301, or SOCI 3324.


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


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


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 2305, PSYC 2315, PSYC 3331, or SOCI 3341.