BA/BS Major in Criminal Justice

Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Criminal Justice

Additional Graduation Requirements

General Education Component
Area I (Written Composition)6
Area II (Humanities and Fine Arts) 112
Area III (Natural Sciences and Mathematics)11
Area IV (History, Social and Behavioral Sciences)12
Select two courses from the following:
United States Government and Politics
General Psychology
Introductory Sociology
Current Social Problems
Area V
Major Core Requirements in Criminal Justice
CJ 250Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CJ 323Criminology3
CJ 326Professional Ethics and Legal Liabilities3
CJ 440WResearch Methods in Criminal Justice3
CJ 441Research Practicum in Criminal Justice3
Criminal Justice Electives:
Select 21 hours (seven courses) from the remaining Criminal Justice electives21
Cognate Course Requirements:
CIS 125Business Applications of Microcomputer Software3
or CS 135 Computer Skills for Problem-Solving
A minor, second major or second degree is required for this major.18-24
General Elective
General Elective hours, if required, to bring total hours to 120
Total Hours120

For the BA degree, select six hours of a required foreign language at the introductory level