Majoring in Criminal Justice and Criminology

For those seeking an online criminology degree, La Verne’s Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice & Criminology can also be completed entirely online.

Total program: 52 semester hours

Supportive Courses: 4 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
SOC 250 Introduction to Sociology 4
SOC 303 Applied Quantitative Analysis 4

Core Requirements: 12 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
SOC 390 Research Methods 4
SOC 401 Criminological Theory 4
SOC 498 Senior Capstone Project 4

Breadth requirements: 20 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
SOC 322 Introduction to Criminology 4
SOC 326 Criminal Justice System 4

Area 1: 8 semester hours


Choose two courses:

Code Course Title Units
SOC 409 ST: Crime Scene Investigation 4
SOC 320 Sociology of Deviance 4
SOC 329 Correctional Systems 4
SOC 342 Urban Crime Patterns 4
SOC 345 White Collar Crime 4
SOC 350 Law and Society 4
SOC 375 Drugs and Society 4
SOC 380 Political Economy of Crime 4
  Or other advisor approved criminology course(s)  

Completion of Racial Justice and Tolerance (RJT) Certificate: 16 semester hours

Note: completion of this certificate is required for the Criminology major. See Racial Justice and Tolerance Certificate for requirements.