Department of Sociology: Criminal Justice/Criminology Major

The Purpose of Criminal Justice and Criminology

Student /Teacher

The Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology within the Department of Sociology is designed to provide local, state, national and international leadership on core issues related to crime and its control. The department will be recognized as a prominent center of research, scholarship and teaching, with academic, theoretical and direct policy relevance. The department will be recognized both nationally and internationally as a leader in the field of Criminal Justice and Criminology education.

The Criminal Justice and Criminology
Major Requirements

Students declaring this major must have at least a minimum a 2.0 cumulative grade point average at Hampton University and earn a "C" or above in all courses in the major (required or elective) attempted at this University.

To receive the Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice/Criminology from Hampton University, majors must complete a total of 130 credit hours.

Students who have met the University Core Curriculum or the General Education lower division requirements will qualify for admission to the program (meeting these requirements will not guarantee admission to the program).

A senior thesis is required and it is designed to prepare students to conduct research in Criminology and Criminal Justice and actively participate in the development of knowledge.

Transfer credit counted toward the major must have a grade of "C" or better.

The Criminal Justice and Criminology Minor

Students receiving a minor must:

  • Complete a total of 18 credit hours;
  • Receive a "C" or better in all minor courses;
  • Students may select ANY 6 Criminal Justice/Criminology courses.

Criminal Justice Curriculum »