The Criminology Track (18-19 credit hours) is recommended for students interested in crime, forensics, law, police work and justice. Internships are available to seniors in their spring semester and students will be matched to an internship site based upon their career interest.

The Criminology Track consists of five tiers of course work. All tiers must be completed to fulfill the requirements of this track.

Tier I: Introductory Criminology Courses
SELECT ONE:

  • SC 230 Deviant Behavior                               (3 cr.)
  • SC 240 Criminology                                       (3 cr.)

Tier II: Special Topics in Criminology
SELECT ONE:

  • SC 220 Criminal Justice Systems                  (3 cr.)
  • SC 265 Victims of Crime                                (3 cr.)
  • SC 275 Family Violence                                 (3 cr.)
  • SC 280 Crime and Globalization                    (3 cr.)

Tier III: Additional Sociology Courses
SELECT ONE:

  • SC 215 Individual and Society                       (3 cr.)
  • SC 225 Sociology of the Family                     (3 cr.)
  • SC 330 Social Stratification                            (3 cr.)
  • SC 360 Urban Society                                    (3 cr.)

Tier IV: Advanced Topics in Criminology
SELECT ONE:

  • SC 340 Juvenile Delinquency                         (3 cr.)
  • SC 343 Drugs and Crime                                (3 cr.)
  • SC 345 Corrections                                         (3 cr.)
  • SC 365 Corporate Crime                                 (3 cr.)
  • SC 388 Forensic Science in Criminal Justice   (3 cr.)

Tier V: Summary Courses in Criminology
SELECT ONE:

  • SC 435 Law and Criminal Justice Policy          (3 cr.)
  • SC 440 Violence and Society                           (3 cr.)
  • SC 494 Internship and Seminar in Criminology      (4 cr.)

Internship Sites

  • Cleveland Forensic Unit
  • Cuyahoga County Medical Examiners Office
  • Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court
  • Cuyahoga County Juvenile Drug Court
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Harbor Light Halfway House
  • Lake County Juvenile Court
  • Office of Federal Pre-trial Services
  • Salvation Army
  • Shaker Heights Probation Office
  • U.S. Marshal’s Office
  • Witness Victim Service Center
  • Women’s Pre-release Center