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Undergraduate Program

Degree Requirements - Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Total Semester Credit Hours=120

  1. University Core Curriculum (42 hours)
  2. No grade below a "C" in criminal justice courses will be accepted toward the degree.
  3. Prerequisite:  CRIJ 1301:  Introduction to Criminal Justice.
  4. A minimum of 30 semester hours of upper-division criminal justice courses as follows:

    Ethical Issues: CRIJ 3310: Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice
    Administration of Justice: CRIJ 3311: Admin. of Criminal Justice Agencies
    Criminology Theory: CRIJ 3320: Criminology
    Law Adjudication:
         CRIJ 3326: Criminal Law and
         CRIJ 4341 Criminal Procedure
         CRIJ 4313--Corrections Theory and Practice or
         CRIJ 4314--Community-based Corrections or
         CRIJ 3322--Probation and Parole
    Law Enforcement:
         CRIJ 4333--Community Policing or
         CRIJ 2332--Introduction to American Policing Practices
         CRIJ 4332--Criminal Investigation
    Research Methods:  CRIJ 4322--Criminal Justice Research Methods
    Capstone Experience: CRIJ 4355: Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice

  5. 9 hours of approved electives in criminal justice.
  6. An approved minor of 18 hours, at least 12 of which must be upper division.
  7. Electives.

Notes: (1) No more than 21 lower-division hours in criminal justice, law enforcement or police science 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.