Criminal Justice B.S.

Core Requirements for all students pursuing the BS in Criminal Justice:

  • CRJS119 Freshmen Seminar 1 sh
  • CRJS102 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 sh
  • CRJS205 Drug Abuse 3 sh
  • CRJS210 Diverstiy in Criminal Justice or SOCI205 Race and Ethnic Relations, or SOCW110 Diverse Populations and Groups (3 sh)
  • CRJS240 Law Enforcement 3 sh
  • CRJS260 Criminal Law 3 sh
  • CRJS290 World Criminal Justice Systems 3 sh
  • CRJS305 Criminology 3sh
  • CRJS301 Juvenile Justice  3 sh
  • CRJS305 Corrections 3 sh
  • CRJS360 Criminal Procedure 3 sh
  • CRJS425 Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice, or CRJS 499 Independent Study, or CRJS 369 Internship (3 sh)
  • CRJS490 Criminal Justice Research

In addition to the courses listed above, all CJ majors must also take Introduction to Psychology (PSYC100) and Introduction to Sociology (SOCI101). These courses satisfy general education requirements but are specifically designated by the major.

Students will work with academic faculty advisors in their discipline to select elective courses toward their major requirements:

These courses are selected with input from an academic advisor and serve to help a student explore or prepare for a particular career. Many students use this as an opportunity to develop a minor or an area of concentration in another discipline to complement their CJ course work. Popular minors for the CJ major include psychology, sociology and political science. There is no foreign language requirement for the CJ degree. However, students are strongly encouraged to take some courses in foreign language. Students should work with their academic advisors to select courses that will help them to develop an area of expertise that will prepare them to compete in their chosen professional area.