Bachelor of Science Degree - Criminal Justice

Degree Requirements:

General Education Courses

Major Courses

Electives  

Student Learning Outcomes

Criminal Justice graduates will:   

  1. Analyze, interpret, and use data and information in learning and in research. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, and V.)
  2. Use technology as both a learning and as a professional application tool. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, V, and VII.)
  3. Communicate ideas clearly through visual, verbal, and written forms using graphs, models, and the vocabulary specific to the Social Sciences. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, V, and VII.)
  4. Demonstrate an ability to build upon and apply Social Science intellectual knowledge (and skills) in a variety of settings and environments. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, IV, V, VI, and VII.)

Requirements

General Education Course Requirements

Required as part of general education:

PSYC 111Introduction to Psychology

3

POLS 115American Government

3


Core Courses

CJ 201The Criminal Justice System

3

CJ 253Juvenile Delinquency

3

CJ 320Deviant Behavior

3

CJ 325Research Methods

3

CJ 351Introductions to Corrections

3

CJ 361Victims and Victimology

3

CJ 365Ethics in Criminal Justice

3

CJ 385Criminology

3

CJ 386Policing in America

3

ENGL 300Technical Writing

3

POLS 315Public Opinion

3

POLS 347The Judicial System

3

POLS 365United States Supreme Court and the Constitution

3

PSYC 370Abnormal Psychology

3

 

SOC 110Introduction to Sociology

3

OR

SOC 115Social Problems

3

 

Total Credit Hours:45

 

Electives

Select 24 credits from the following electives:

CJ 310Sex and Drugs in Society

3

CJ 326Criminal Investigation

3

POLS 216State and Local Government

3

POLS 432Public Policy

3

PSYC 360Forensic Psychology and Criminal Profiling

3

SWK 381Cultural Diversity

3

SWK 330Human Behavior and the Social Environment

3

SWK 250Interpersonal Skills

3

SWK 256Development of Social Welfare

3

Total Credit Hours:24

Internship

Complete six credits in junior year and six credits in senior year

CJ 497Criminal Justice Internship

1-6

Total Credit Hours:12

 

 

 

Total Credit Hours: 81