Oct 03, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog | Expires Aug. 2029 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog | Expires Aug. 2029

Criminal Justice (B.A.)

39 credits required.

A minor is required.

The Criminal Justice degree is designed to provide students with a broad education based in the social sciences and, at the same time, introduce them to the goals and processes of the entire criminal justice system.

This program aims to prepare students for positions in a variety of public and private agencies related to criminal justice, provide the opportunity for practitioners in the criminal justice field to enhance their professional knowledge and abilities, and equip students with the background necessary to pursue graduate studies or law school.


Required Basic Courses (3 cr)

Required Systems Courses (6 cr)

Majors must take at least 2 courses from:

Required Courses (9 cr)

Majors must take at least 1 course from each of the following three areas:

Required Capstone (3 cr)

Electives (18 cr)

Students are encouraged to take electives in their specific areas of interest. Electives can be any of the CJ courses which are not required or any of the required courses listed above that you are NOT counting toward the hours needed to fulfill the requirements in that category.

Suggested Concentrations