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Department of Criminal Justice

Department of Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Degrees

Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Criminal Justice

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 Professional Studies.

Major/Graduation Requirements:  A minimum of 33 semester hours in Criminal Justice and other liberal arts and general education courses.  A Total of 120 credit hours are required to graduate.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice with Paralegal Studies Concentration

The Department of Criminal Justice offers the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Criminal Justice.  It also offers an area of concentration in Paralegal Studies.  Students seeking a B.S. in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Paralegal Studies are required to complete 21 hours of core courses in paralegal studies and 21 hours of course work in criminal justice.  Other requirements include courses in cognate and the general education.  A total of 120 credit hours is required.

Only grades of ā€œCā€ or higher are acceptable in major and supporting courses as transfer credits.  The student should maintain a grade of ā€œCā€ or higher in their major courses.

Master of Science program with a major in Criminal Justice

The interdisciplinary Master of Science program with a major in Criminal Justice is designed to provide students with a high quality education through intensive study under the tutelage of a dedicated and professional faculty. The purpose of the program is to provide students with the latest theories and methods that will be of benefit to both practitioners and researchers as they pursue career and educational objectives. A major effort of the program is devoted toward teaching students how to analyze complex problems and research innovative but practical solutions to those problems

  1. Evidence of admission of the requirements of Graduate Studies.
  2. Evidence of at least a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and a 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) or better grade point average.
  3. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities in which previously enrolled must be on file in the School of Graduate Studies.
  4. Submission of scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) taken within the last five years.  The GRE should be taken before Admission to Candidacy, i.e. during or before the first semester of admission to the program.