Criminology Major Requirements

Acceptance:

A student must have completed CRM 1001, Introduction to Criminology with a minimum grade of “C+” or higher or have a minimum GPA of 3.0. 

Major (30 credits/10 courses):

The major in Criminology requires the completion of 10 courses (30 credits). A student must allow three full semesters after the declaration of the major to complete all requirements. Students majoring in [CRM, PSC, PSY, SOC] must take one additional Social Science course outside the major in order to fulfill the Core Social Science Requirement.

Required Courses:

  • CRM 1001 (Introduction to Criminology)
  • CRM 5100 (Criminological Theory) 
  • CRM 6500 (Senior Seminar)
  • one of the following research courses, choose from CRM 5200 / SOC 5300 / SOC 5400 
  • five Criminology electives and one Sociology elective

One of the Criminology electives for the Major can be satisfied by an internship for credit with approval from the department chair, provided that the students has at least 15 credits toward the Major.


Chair:  Dr. Robert Defina, 204 St. Augustine Center, robert.defina@villanova.edu, (610) 519-4482

Director of Criminology Program: Dr. Thomas Arvanites, 287 St. Augustine Center, thomas.arvanites@villanova.edu, (610) 519-4774