Presentation on theme: "Informational Meeting Criminology Sept 7, 2012. Welcome and Introductions Sociology Faculty whose area of expertise is in criminology… Dr. Barranco."— Presentation transcript:
Welcome and Introductions Sociology Faculty whose area of expertise is in criminology… Dr. Barranco Dr. Haynes Dr. Matthews Dr. Rader Dr. May Criminology Advisor Jackie Chavez
MSU criminology degree focuses on: Crime/victimization types, trends, & patterns The motivations & social causes of crime/ victimization The correlates of crime (race, gender, class, age, context) Social & Legal Reponses to crime/victimization Social Legal Policies/programming
Career Options with a Criminology Degree Justice related fields including: law enforcement; probation and parole; community based prevention and control programs; court based programs; and corrections. Help seeking fields including: substance abuse counseling, drug abuse treatment facilities, victim service agencies. Post-graduate studies in Sociology, Criminology, and Law and Legal Studies.
Major Core (18 hours) CRM 1003 Crime and Justice in America CRM 2003 Crime, Justice and Inequality CRM 3603 Criminological Theories (writing requirement) SO 3213 Intro Social Research (computer literacy requirement) SO 4803 Social Research Practice CRM 4803 Senior Seminar in Criminology ***SO1003Intro Sociology MUST be taken
Major Electives (18 hours) Criminal Behavior and Motivation Area (6 hours) CRM 3503 Violence in the U.S. CRM 4233 Juvenile Delinquency CRM 4243 Drugs, Crime and Control CRM 4253 White Collar Crime and Elite Deviance Social Dimensions of Crime Area (6 hours) CRM 3343 Gender, Crime and Justice CRM 3353 Race, Crime and Justice CRM 3363 Globalization and Crime CRM 4323 Victimology Crime Control Policy and Practice Area (6 hours) CRM 3103 Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice CRM 3113 Community Crime Prevention and Policy CRM 4513 Correctional Systems CRM 4523 Law and Society
Internship Elective Available to students who have completed 24 hours, have over a 2.5 GPA, and are selected by the internship coordinator. 6 credit hour internship (150 contact hours with the agency) ONLY in summer. Contact me if you plan to do an internship the next semester for specific details.
Senior Thesis Elective Available for students who have completed a minimum of 24 hours, have at least a 3.0 GPA Students who qualify and have an interest in the senior thesis option will work individually with a faculty member to produce a research paper on approved topic in criminology. Designed for students wishing to pursue graduate school or law school.
Transfer Credit ONLY 2 courses will count from community college in the major. One will be the introduction course. CRM 1003 One elective
MSU Curriculum Advising and Program Planning (CAPP) report Learn to use your CAPP! Take a look at what you still need and make a list to bring with you to pre- registration. Be the captain of your own ship! YOU are ultimately responsible for your graduation in a timely manner.
Important Links Criminology Program Page http://www.sociology.msstate.edu/undergrad uate/index.php?undergrad=crm http://www.sociology.msstate.edu/undergrad uate/index.php?undergrad=crm Criminology Research Guide http://guides.library.msstate.edu/content.php ?pid=368255 http://guides.library.msstate.edu/content.php ?pid=368255 Arts and Sciences Core Course Requirements http://www.comm.msstate.edu/pdfs/as_req.p df http://www.comm.msstate.edu/pdfs/as_req.p df
Pre-Registration PLEASE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF PRE- ADVISING! Mid-October Come with a plan – it may not be perfect but it will help us help you. Taking care of your holds. Don’t change your schedule without speaking to your advisor.
Plan Ahead! CHECK YOUR EMAIL: KEEP IT CLEAN! 75 hour check sheets Will put a hold on your account! ROTC forms Type it up before you come to see me. LSK classes Make an appointment! Academic suspension/dismissal Fill out ALL the forms before you make an appointment with me.
DR. MAY’S HOURS Office hours! Come by any time! MWF 9-10 and 11-12 Thursday 9-12
SPRING PREREGISTRATION ADVISING DATES Wednesday, October 24, from 1 – 3:00 p.m. Thursday, October 25, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Friday, October 26, from 11:00 am – 1:00 p.m. Monday, October 29, from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 30, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 31, 11:00 am – 1:00 p.m.
Student Etiquette Salutations and communication Abiding by classroom policies Professional interaction w/ other students and professors/instructors Office hours/appointments – teaching is only part of our job Chain of command
Why this matters… Internships Letters of recommendation Small world In the real world…