Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Requirements

Total Semester Credit Hours=120

  1. University Core Curriculum (44 hrs.)
  2. No grade below a "C" in criminal justice courses will be accepted toward the degree.
  3. Minimum 30 semester hours of upper-division criminal justice.
    1. Ethical Issues--three semester hours
      CRIJ 3310: Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice
    2. Administration of Justice--three semester hours
      CRIJ 3311: Admin. of Criminal Justice Agencies
    3. Criminology Theory--three semester hours
      CRIJ 3320: Criminology
    4. Corrections--three semester hours from:
      CRIJ 4313: Corrections Theory and Practice
      CRIJ 4314: Community-based Corrections
      CRIJ 3322: Probation and Parole
    5. Law Adjudication--six semester hours:
      CRIJ 3326: Criminal Law
      CRIJ 4341: Criminal Procedure
    6. Law Enforcement--three semester hours:
      CRIJ 4333: Community Policing
      CRIJ 2332: American Policing (for students with fewer than 12 hours of lower-division criminal justice)
      CRIJ 4332: Criminal Investigation (for students with prerequisite of at least one policing course)
    7. Research and Methods--three semester hours:
      CRIJ 4322: Research Methods
    8. Capstone Experience--three semester hours:
      CRIJ 4355: Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice
  4. 12 hrs. of electives in Criminal Justice (minimum of six hours must be upper division)
  5. A minor of 18 hours, chosen in consultation with the student's major advisor
  6. Electives

Notes: (1) No more than 21 lower-division hours in criminal justice may be applied toward baccalaureate degree requirements. (2) All courses cross-listed between criminal justice and any other discipline must be taken as criminal justice courses.