Examine the extent and character of crime in the United States by taking this online Criminology course.
Registration has closed for this course. If you are interested in taking Criminology, please email UND.online@UND.edu.
- Online - Self-Paced Enroll Anytime
- EST. time to complete:
- 3 to 9 Months
- $342.16 per credit (no fees)
Why take the Criminology online course at UND?
Our criminology online college course is a critical examination of the meaning and attempted explanation of crime and juvenile delinquency, with an analysis of the social processes leading to criminal behavior.
What is Criminology?
Criminology is the scientific study of crime, criminal behavior and societies reaction to crime. As such, criminology includes an examination into the nature and extent of criminal behavior, the development of theories regarding crime causation and an analysis of the criminal justice system.
What will I learn in this Criminology course?
The principle goal of this course is to introduce you to the broad subject we call criminology with a focus on exploring current issues in the field and the relationships they play with the Criminal Justice System. Some study of celebrity cases is included. Such cases give the student of criminology the opportunity to explore behaviors, which make up some of the core issues in the field of Criminology. Further, as a student of Criminology, you will learn that such cases make up a small number of actual crimes committed.
Criminology Course Objectives
By taking the criminology online college course at UND, you'll be able:
- To distinguish and apply the concepts of Social Problems v Social Responsibility as an approach to Criminology and Criminal Justice.
- To analyze and explain the historical perspective of Criminology. This includes origin of laws, origin of the concepts of crime, early criminological perspective and theory of crime and its causes.
- To recognize the concepts of crime theory. To include biological, psychological, social structure and social learning as part of the possible explanations of behavior and crime.
- To classify and distinguish types of crimes to include personal, property, white collar, alcohol and drugs and other types of crimes as defined by law.
- To recognize how Criminology fits in the Criminal Justice system with a review of law enforcement, courts and corrections.
- To illustrate how Social Policy is developed as it relates to crime and the study of how policy is driven in our society.
- To identify and explain crime typology as an explanation and or profile of criminal behavior.
What is required to take this online course?
UND's online criminology course requiries:
- Criminology Today, An Integrative Introduction, 7th Edition, Frank Schmalleger 2015, Pearson/Prentice Hall ISBN: 978-0-13-349566-3
- Required Film: The House I Live In, by Eugene Jarecki
How long will it take to complete this Criminology course?
You have 3 to 9 months from your enrollment date to complete 14 lessons, consisting of:
- Journal Entries
There are no exams.
How will the Criminology course appear on my transcript?
You may enroll at any time and have up to 9 months to complete your course, or you may be able to complete in as little as 3 months. The credits you earn will be recorded on your transcript in the semester you register. Keep in mind, UND can only verify your enrollment for the semester in which the course is registered and recorded on your transcript.
Why choose the University of North Dakota?
Here are a few reasons why you should take an online enroll anytime course at UND:
- Great customer service – Our registration team is ready to answer questions quickly so you can focus on your coursework.
- Affordable - UND's enroll anytime courses are priced at North Dakota's affordable, in-state tuition rate.
- Accredited - UND is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
- Easily transfer credits from UND - The transfer of credits is always at the discretion of the institution to which the credits are being transferred. In general, credits from schools/universities that are regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission transfer to other regionally accredited institutions. Enroll anytime courses appear on your UND transcript in the same way as on-campus and online semester-based courses appear.
Enroll-anytime courses allow you to complete the course at your own pace. Some students thrive in this environment, while other students may struggle setting their own deadlines. If you have successfully taken an independent study or correspondence course previously, UND’s enroll anytime courses may be right for you. Still not sure? Take this online quiz to help determine if enroll anytime courses are the right fit for you.
*Course information, including tuition, technology requirements, textbooks, lessons and exams is subject to change without notice.