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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice, BS


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Program Description


The Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice prepares students for a variety of professional careers related to law enforcement, criminal justice 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 120 credits, including 35 in the areas of criminal justice and social justice. In addition, students take 18 hours of math and/or science courses selected from a department-approved list. These additional courses provide students greater scientific literacy on topics relevant to the technical elements of criminal investigations, and prepare students for graduate coursework. Courses that fulfill General Education requirements and departmental science and math courses may also fulfill minor requirements. Courses that fulfill core, criminal justice, and social justice requirements may not double count with minor requirements.

Program 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
  • Cross-Cultural Awareness Requirement 3 Credits 2
  • Departmental Math. or Science Requirement 3 Credits 3
  • Minor Requirement 3 Credits 4
Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Junior Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 16

Second Semester


  • 3 Credits 6
  • Departmental Math. or Science Requirement 3 Credits 3
  • Minor Requirement 3 Credits 4
  • Elective 6 Credits
Credit Hours: 15

Senior Year


First Semester


  • 3 Credits 6
  • Criminal Justice Requirement 3 Credits 5
  • Minor Requirement 6 Credits 4
  • Elective 3 Credits
Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


  • Criminal Justice Requirement 3 Credits 5
  • Minor Requirement 3 Credits 4
  • Elective 7 Credits
Credit Hours: 13

Total Credits: 120-121


Footnotes


1 MATH 1060  is recommended.

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

3 Select from ANTH 3310 , ANTH 3510 , ANTH 3530 , ANTH 4510 , ANTH 4530 , ANTH 4660 ; or any course in AGM, ASTR, AVS, BCHM, BE, BIOE, BIOL, BMOL, BT, CE, CES, CH, CHE, CPSC, CSM, CVT, ECE, EES, EM, ENGR, ENR, ENSP, ENT, ETOX, FDSC, FNR, FOR, GEN, GEOL, HCG, HLTH, HORT, IE, MATH, ME, MICR, MSE, NURS, NUTR, PES, PHSC, PHYS, PKSC, PLPA, STAT, or WFB.

4 See Minors .

5 General concentration students select from any 3000- or 4000-level JUST courses not used to satisfy other requirements, or from JUST 2890 , POSC 4360 , POSC 4370 , SOC 2890  and SOC 3920 . Leadership concentration students select from JUST 2890 , JUST 3980 , JUST 4280 , JUST 4290 , JUST 4860 , JUST 4920 JUST 4940 , JUST 4980 , JUST 4990 , POSC 4360 , and SOC 2890 . No more than six credits of JUST 4860  or six credits of JUST 4990  may be counted towards satisfying the requirements of either concentration.

6 JUST 4280  or JUST 4680 , JUST 4910  and JUST 4930  may be taken in any order.

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

NOTE: Courses that fulfill core, criminal justice, and social justice requirements may not double count with minor requirements.

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