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Degree Requirements - Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

The major objectives of the criminal justice program are to prepare students for a wide variety of professional careers involving social needs such as the criminal justice system and human services. The program provides an opportunity for persons currently serving in the criminal justice system to continue their education. This discipline also complements the education received by students in related disciplines and fosters an understanding of the role and function of the criminal justice system.

The degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice are as follows:

  • University Core Curriculum (42 hrs)
  • CRIJ 1301: Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CRIJ 3310: Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice
  • CRIJ 3311: Administration of Criminal Justice
  • CRIJ 3320: Criminology
  • CRIJ 4313: Corrections Theory and Practice
  • CRIJ 3326: Criminal Law
  • CRIJ 4341: Criminal Procedure
  • CRIJ 4333: Community Policing
  • CRIJ 4322: Criminal Justice Research Methods
  • CRIJ 4355: Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice
  • 9 hours of upper-division electives in Criminal Justice

Students must also complete a minor (18 hours) in any discipline of their choice or complete 18 hours of guided electives. Criminal Justice students often complete minors in Sociology, Anthropology, Economics, and Geography.


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