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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice, BA


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Program Requirements


The Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice is an interdisciplinary degree that prepares students for a variety of professional careers related to law enforcement, social services and criminal investigation. In addition, the degree provides excellent preparation for graduate education in criminology and public policy. The major offers two concentrations: the General Concentration and Leadership Concentration. The General Concentration allows students to pursue a science oriented education while still selecting from a wide variety of course options. The Leadership Concentration prepares students specifically for leadership or management roles in their field. The Criminal Justice degree requires a total of 121 credits, including 38 credits in classroom work on the topics of criminal and social justice as outlined in the curriculum. In addition, students take a modern language and nine additional credits of relevant social science or humanities courses. These additional courses provide students a greater depth and broader diversity of skills and knowledge useful for careers in these fields. Courses that fulfill General Education requirements and departmental social science and humanities courses may also fulfill minor requirements.

Freshman Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 16-17

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Sophomore Year


First Semester


  • 3 Credits
  • Arts and Humanities (Literature) Requirement 3 Credits 2
  • Arts and Humanities (Non-Lit.) Requirement 3 Credits 2
  • Science and Technology in Society Req. 3 Credits 2
  • Elective 3 Credits
Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


  • Core Requirement 3 Credits 3
  • Criminal Justice Requirement 3 Credits 4
  • Departmental Humanities/Social Science Req. 3 Credits 5
  • Minor Requirement 3 Credits 6
  • Elective 3 Credits
Credit Hours: 15

Junior Year


First Semester


  • Core Requirement 3 Credits 3
  • Criminal Justice Requirement 3 Credits 4
  • Departmental Humanities/Social Science Req. 3 Credits 5
  • Social Justice Requirement 3 Credits 7
  • Elective 3 Credits
Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


  • Core Requirement 3 Credits 3
  • Departmental Humanities/Social Science Req. 3 Credits 5
  • Minor Requirement 3 Credits 6
  • Social Justice Requirement 3 Credits 7
  • Elective 3 Credits
Credit Hours: 15

Senior Year


First Semester


  • Core Requirement 3 Credits 3
  • Minor Requirement 3 Credits 6
  • Social Justice Requirement 3 Credits 7
  • Elective 6 Credits
Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 15

121-122 Total Semester Hours


1 Students must complete through 2020 in a modern language. See Modern Languages Requirement  at Clemson University statement.

2 See General Education Requirements . The Social Science Requirement may not be fulfilled by a SOC course.

3 JUST 2890 , JUST 4680 , JUST 4910 , JUST 4930  

4 General concentration students select from JUST 3980 JUST 4280 JUST 4940 , POSC 4360 , POSC 4370 , SOC 3910 , SOC 3920 , SOC 3970 , SOC 4860 , and SOC 4950 . Leadership concentration students select from JUST 4290 , JUST 4920 , POSC 4360 , SOC 4500 , and SOC 4860 .

5 Select from ART 2100 , MUSC 2100 , or THEA 2100 , or any 3000- or 4000-level course in AAH, ARAB, ASL, CHIN, COMM (except COMM 3640  or COMM 3680 ), ENGL (except ENGL 3040 , ENGL 3120 , ENGL 3140 , ENGL 3330 , ENGL 4850 , ENGL 4900  or ENGL 4950 ), FR, GER, HUM, ITAL, JAPN, LANG, LATN, MUSC, PHIL, PORT, REL, RUSS, SPAN, THEA (except THEA 3770 , THEA 4870 , or THEA 4970 ) and WS.

6 See Minors .

7 Select from ANTH 4230 , SOC 3510 , SOC 3600 , SOC 4140 , SOC 4330 , SOC 4600 , SOC 4610 .

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