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Degree Requirements

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Criminal justice majors receive personal attention in the classroom and individualized attention from their academic advisor. Inside or out of the classroom, you will receive personal attention and guidance - from choosing classes to choosing a career or a graduate program that's right for you.

Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

15 credit hours of the following

  • CRJ 101, Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CRJ 225, Criminology
  • CRJ 311, Social Research Methodology
  • CRJ 401, Practicum
  • CRJ 409, Senior Seminar

21 credit hours of departmental electives

6 credit hours of the following sociology courses

  • SOC 105, Principles of Sociology
  • SOC 216, Class Race and Gender -OR- SOC 217, Social Problems

9 credit hours of the following supporing courses

  • MAT 208, Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences -OR- PSY201, Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
  • PSY 105, General Psychology -OR- ECO 105, Principles of Economics -OR- POS 105, Introduction of Political Science
  • One elective from among Psychology, Economics, Political Science, History, or Communications. This elective cannot be the following: PSY 105, ECO 105, POS 105, HIS 101, HIS 102, COM 105, COM 204, COM 207, or COM 305.

and 3 credit hours of experiential learning.

Minor in Criminal Justice

  • CRJ 101 - Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CRJ 225 - Criminology
  • 12 hours departmental electives, 6 of which must be at the 300- or 400-level