Criminal Justice Curriculum Requirements

Degrees Awarded

Associate of Arts (A.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.)


Major Requirements

The Criminal Justice major consists of 54 s.h. distributed as follows:

Required Foundational Courses:

  • SOC 1510 Principles of Sociology (3 s.h.)
  • PSY 1010 General Psychology (3 s.h.)
  • PSC 1510 American Government (3 s.h.)

Required Major Courses:

  • JUS 2200 Applied Statistics (3 s.h.)
  • JUS 2410 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3 s.h.)
  • JUS 3090 Criminology (3 s.h.)
  • JUS 3100 Law and the Legal System (3 s.h.)
  • JUS 3200 The Correctional Process (3 s.h.)
  • JUS3300 Police in an Urban Society (3 s.h.)
  • JUS 3320 Research Methods (3 s.h.)
  • JUS 3900 Victimology (3 s.h.)
  • JUS 4200 Ethical Foundations of Criminal Justice (3 s.h.)
  • JUS 4500 Seminar in Criminal Justice (3 s.h.)
  • JUS4700 Internship (3 s.h.)

Electives

  • Any four additional courses with a JUS prefix (12 s.h.)

With the permission of the department chair an appropriate 3000-4000-level JUS or LAW course may replace JUS4700.

SOC 2200, PSY 2500, or MAT 2200 may be substituted in place of JUS 2200.

All students must receive a grade of C (2.0) or higher in core and elective courses taken in the justice studies major.

Students pursuing a major in Criminal Justice and a minor in Legal Studies are only required to complete one internship. Students choosing this option must have the internship approved not only by the department chair, but also by the
Director of Legal Studies.


Minor & Associate of Arts (A.A.) Subject Concentration Requirements

The Criminal Justice minor and A.A. concentration consist of 18 s.h. distributed as follows:

Required Courses:

  • JUS 2410 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3 s.h.)
  • JUS 3090 Criminology (3 s.h.)

Electives:

  • Any four courses with a JUS prefix (12 s.h.)