Baccalaureate Criminal Justice Program


The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Criminal Justice is offered for those students who complete the outlined program of study and meet the requirements of the Department of Criminal Justice and the College of Liberal Arts.

Degree Requirements:A minimum of 33 semester hours in Criminal Justice in addition to other liberal arts and general education courses required for graduation for B.S. degree in Criminal Justice with a total of 120 credit hours, as given below:

FRESHMAN YEAR
CREDIT HOURS
 
BIOL 103, 105 Principles of Biology 4
BIOL 104, 106 Principles of Biology 4
FYE 101,102 or HON 110 First Year Experience 2
ENG 101 Freshman Composition 3
ENG 102 Freshman Composition 3
HIST 101 History of Western Civilization 3
MATH 147 Precalculus I 3
MATH 148 Precalculus II 3
CJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CJ 201 Criminal Law 3
Total Hours:   31

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR
CREDIT HOURS
 
ART 210 Intro. to Fine & Perform. Arts 3
ECON 201 Principles of Economics 3
ENG 200, ENG 202, ENG 203 or ENG 204 World Literature, Intro. to Literature, Intro. to English Literature or Intro. to American Literature 3
GET 300 Rising Junior Examination 0
HIST 104 Modern World History 3
SCI 101 or CHEM 101 Physical Science Survey or Environmental Chemistry 3
SPAN 101 Elementary Spanish 3
SOC 101 Social Science 3
CJ 202 Criminal Procedure & Evidence 3
CJ 204 Criminology 3
Electives* 3
Total Hours:   30

 

JUNIOR YEAR
CREDIT HOURS
 
PS 201 American National Government 3
PSY 200 General Psychology 3
SOC 201 Introduction to Sociology 3
SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish 3
CJ 241 Fund. Law Enforce. & Security 3
CJ 251 Juvenile Justice & Delinquency 3
CJ 321 Interv., Interrog., Report Writing 3
CJ 351 Practicum in Criminal Justice 3
Electives* 5
Total Hours:   29

 

SENIOR YEAR
CREDIT HOURS
 
CJ 400 Contemp. Correctional Systems 3
CJ 406 Criminal Justice Research I 3
CJ 407 Criminal Justice Research II 3
CJ and Cognate Electives* 21
Total Hours:   30
DEGREE TOTAL HOURS:   120