POLITICAL SCIENCE: CRIMINAL JUSTICE TRACK
Coordinator: Dr. David R. White
Criminal Justice Track – A major in political science with a Criminal Justice focus requires the following six courses (i.e. 18 hours):
POL 101: U.S. Government
POL 103: Introduction to Political Science
POL 230: Introduction to Criminal Justice
POL 285: Methods of Political Science
POL 295: Political Theory
SOCI 341: Criminology
Three of the following four political science courses (i.e. 9 hours):
POL 322: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
POL 323: Rights of the Accused
POL 330: Perspectives on Policing
POL 331: Administration of Justice
One of the following five sociology courses (i.e. 3 hours):
SOCI 342: Social Deviance
SOCI 343: Juvenile Delinquency
SOCI 344: Violence in Society
SOCI 346: Crime and Organizations
SOCI 347: Alcohol, Drugs, and Society
NOTE: SOC 201 (Principles of Sociology) is a prerequisite for all sociology courses offered in this optional track.
Two additional political science courses of your choosing (i.e. 6 hours).
The minimum number of semester hours required in political science for the criminal justice track courses is 30 political science and 6 sociology. One 18-hour minor or two 12-hour collaterals in other academic disciplines is also required. The minimum number of semester hours in all courses (major and non-major) required to graduate from Francis Marion University is 120.
A minor in political science requires 18 semester hours, including POL 101 and 103.
A collateral in political science requires 12 semester hours, including POL 101 or 103.
Students wishing to enroll in political science 477, 487, or 497 should confer with the department chair.