Degrees


Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

The purpose of the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice is to prepare students for employment within the criminal justice system in the areas of municipal, state, and federal law enforcement; corrections; juvenile justice and probation, etc. by providing students with a foundation of the knowledge, principles, theories, and functions common to the American Criminal Justice system.

Upon completion of the Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice, students will: demonstrate mastery of the essential content of the criminology core curriculum, demonstrate the ability to critically analyze major concepts and theoretical perspectives in criminal justice, demonstrate an understanding of essential elements of academic and professional writing, demonstrate an understanding of academic and professional research and scholarship and demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical values in the criminal justice field.

Available at these partner institutions
Area A-E (42 Hours)
Area F (18 Hours)
Course Course Title Hours
CRJU 1100 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CRJU 2100 Introduction to Law Enforcement 3
CRJU 2200 The Judicial Process 3
SPAN 1001 Elementary Spanish (Available at Home Institution) 3
Select 6 hrs from the following:  
CSCI 1000 Computer Fundamentals (Available at Home Institution) 3
SOCI 1160 Intro to Social Problems (Available at Home Institution) 3
POLS 2201 State and Local Government (Available at Home Institution) 3
Required Upper Division CJ Courses (21 Hours)
Course Course Title Hours
CRJU 3100 Criminal Law 3
CRJU 3110 Criminal Procedures 3
CRJU 3200 Criminology 3
CRJU 3300 Corrections 3
CRJU 3700 - CPL Eligible Research Methodology 3
CRJU 4700 Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice 3
CRJU 4800 Senior Capstone 3
Concentration in Law Enforcement (Choose 30 Hours/10 courses)
Course Course Title Hours
CRJU 3350 - CPL Eligible Drugs in America 3
CRJU 3400 Juvenile Delinquency and Justice 3
CRJU 3500 Criminal Investigations 3
CRJU 3501 - CPL Eligible Criminal Investigations II 3
CRJU 3600 Criminal Justice Administration 3
CRJU 3710 Special Topics in Criminal Justice 3
CRJU 3800 Race, Ethnicity, and Criminal Justice 3
CRJU 3810 - CPL Eligible Victimology 3
CRJU 4110 Law of Criminal Evidence 3
CRJU 4200 Profiling Serial Offenders 3
CRJU 4210 Terrorism and the Criminal Justice System 3
CRJU 4300 Community Corrections 3
CRJU 4350 - CPL Eligible Family Violence 3
CRJU 4600 - CPL Eligible Police Problems and Practices 3
General Criminal Justice Degree Electives (choose 9 hours/3 courses)
Course Course Title Hours
CRJU 3250 Crime and Media 3
CRJU 3500 Criminal Investigations 3
CRJU 3501 Criminal Investigations II 3
CRJU 3710 Special Topics in Criminal Justice 3
CRJU 4000 Internship in Criminal Justice 3
CRJU 4350 - CPL Eligible Family Violence 3
CRJU 4500 - CPL Eligible Management of Forensics 3
POLS 3100 - CPL Eligible Constitutional Law 3
PSYC 3850 - CPL Eligible Forensic Psychology 3
SOCI 3800 Development of Criminal Behavior 3