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    Jul 23, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice, BS


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A Bachelor of Science with a major in criminal justice educates you in the theoretical, practical and empirical aspects of criminal justice in preparation for your career or for graduate studies.


Candidates for the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in criminal justice must meet the following requirements.

Hours required and general/college requirements


A minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree as specified in the University Core Curriculum  in the Academics  section of this catalog and the College of Health and Public Service  requirements.

Other course requirements


Minor


None required

Electives


18–27 hours (i.e., the number of elective hours needed to fulfill the degree requirement of 120 hours)

Other requirements


All students entering the criminal justice program must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 or otherwise be in good academic standing.

Four-year degree plan (example)


The following four-year plan is one example of a variety of ways in which you can complete your chosen degree in four years, and will serve as a guide for you to design your pathway to degree completion. Variations will depend on whether you need to take prerequisites or have college credit from exams or dual enrollment.

Year 1

Semester 1 Semester 2
CJUS 2100 - Crime and Justice in the United States   3 hours   CJUS 3500 - Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice   3 hours  
ENGL 1310 - First-Year Writing I   3 hours   ENGL 1320 - First-Year Writing II   3 hours  
SOCI 1510 - Introduction to Sociology   3 hours   American History core   3 hours
American History core   3 hours Life and Physical Sciences core   3 hours
Mathematics core   3 hours Criminal Justice Communication selection 3 hours
Total 15 hours Total   15 hours

 

Year 2

Semester 1 Semester 2
CJUS 3300 - Police Systems  3 hours  CJUS 3201 - Criminal Law   3 hours  
CJUS 3400 - Correctional Systems  3 hours  CJUS 3600 - Criminology   3 hours  
PSYC 1630 - General Psychology I  3 hours  Government/Political Science core   3 hours
TECM 2700 - Technical Writing  3 hours  Language, Philosophy and Culture core   3 hours
Government/Political Science core  3 hours Life and Physical Sciences core   3 hours
Total        15 hours Total 15 hours

 

Year 3

Semester 1 Semester 2
CJUS 3700 - Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice  3 hours  Creative Arts core   3 hours
Criminal Justice elective 3 hours Criminal Justice elective 3 hours
Elective 3 hours Elective 3 hours
Elective 3 hours Elective 3 hours
Elective 3 hours Elective 3 hours
Total 15 hours Total 15 hours

 

Year 4

Semester 1 Semester 2
CJUS 4700 - Research Methods in Criminal Justice   3 hours   CJUS 4850 - Internship in Criminal Justice   1–6 hours  
Criminal Justice elective 3 hours CJUS 4901 - Senior Seminar: Criminal Justice and Public Policy   3 hours  
Elective 3 hours Criminal Justice elective  3 hours
Elective 3 hours Elective 3 hours
Elective advanced 3 hours Elective - advanced 3 hours
Total 15 hours Total 15 hours

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