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Academic Program Guide


Criminology/Criminal Justice


ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2017 and after)

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. The Sample Schedule serves as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term. The General Education and Elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area and multicultural requirements unless your program meets these requirements with major courses. Milestones are courses and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major. Missing milestones will result in one of two types of map registration stops. The first level (Degree Map Off-track) is placed following grade posting if the student has missed a milestone (course and/or GPA) for the first time in the major. If a student is in non-compliance with milestones for two (2) consecutive semesters (excluding summers), a Major Change Required stop is placed on the student's registration.

Students who earn 3 or more grades of less than C minus in any Criminology courses that count for the major will not be permitted to continue in the major nor earn a Criminology degree from Florida State University.

Criminology/Criminal Justice is an interdisciplinary field of study. Included are the contributions and approaches of many of the social and behavioral sciences, as well as areas of study such as law and ethics, as they relate to the phenomenon of crime. The criminology/criminal justice major prepares students for employment in a wide variety of criminal justice agencies, under local, state and federal jurisdictions, as well as the private sector. This major can also serve as a foundation for graduate study in criminology, law, social work, sociology, psychology, and government including public administration.

Mapping Coordinator: Rahila Arshad
Email: rarshad@fsu.edu

Sample Schedule

Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
1st GE Core Mathematics3
GE Core Natural Science with Lab4
GE Core Social Science3
Elective3
Milestones 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
GPA ≥ 2.0 and in good academic standing
Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics (STA1013 or 2122)3
GE History3
CGS2060 Computer Fluency 3
Elective/minor3
Milestones 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Mathematics course ( ≥ C minus )
GPA ≥ 2.0 and in good academic standing
Term 3 hrs
Criminology course3
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice3
GE Natural Science3
GE Ethics3
Elective/minor3
Elective1
Milestones 3
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics course ( ≥ C minus )
GPA ≥ 2.0 and in good academic standing
Term 4 hrs
Criminology course 3
Oral Communication Competency course3
GE Social Science3
GE Humanities/Cultural Practice3
Elective/minor3
Milestones 4
Complete one elective/minor course
GPA ≥ 2.0 and in good academic standing
Term 5 hrs
Criminology course3
Criminology course3
Criminology course3
Elective/minor3
Elective/minor3
Milestones 5
Complete one elective/minor course
Complete three Criminology core
GPA ≥ 2.0 and in good academic standing
Term 6 hrs
Criminology course3
Criminology course3
Criminology course3
Elective/minor3
Elective/minor3
Milestones 6
Complete one elective/minor course
Complete three Criminology core
GPA ≥ 2.0 and in good academic standing
Term 7 hrs
Criminology course3
Criminology course3
Criminology course3
Elective/minor3
Elective/minor3
Milestones 7
Complete three Criminology core
Complete elective/minor course
Complete Pre-graduation Check
GPA ≥ 2.0 and in good academic standing
Term 8 hrs
Criminology course3
Criminology course3
Criminology course3
Elective/minor3
Elective/minor3
Milestones 8
Apply for graduation in 1st two weeks
Complete three Criminology core
GPA ≥ 2.0 and in good academic standing

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Law Enforcement Officer, Youth Counselor (Juvenile Aftercare), Probation Officer, Parole Officer, Research Director/Correctional Counselor, Probation Counselor (Juvenile Court), Administrator (Criminal/Juvenile Justice Agencies), Consumer Safety Officer, Correctional Officer, Private Investigator, Private/Corporate Security Officer/Director

Representative Employers: Juvenile justice agencies (state, local, private), probation and parole offices, U.S. Department of Justice, state and local correctional institutions, U.S. Customs, Immigration/Border Patrol, local police and sheriff departments, colleges and universities, private detective agencies, business and industry, private correctional corporations, legislative branch of state government, Central Intelligence Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation

International Opportunities: International study is available for all students and may include opportunities for internships or taking course work towards various majors and minors. International study may have an impact on the MAP; therefore, it is important to consult with the academic advisor before participating. Interested students can find information about international study, research, internships, and service opportunities at: global.fsu.edu/undergraduate-students/going-abroad.

This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University.



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