Departments & Programs

Criminal Justice

Major in Criminal Justice

Required Courses

Students must complete the following:

  1. At least 27 credit hours in criminal justice, including CJUS P100, P200, P202, P290, and K300 (or a substitute approved by the department; see undergraduate advisor).
  2. Two 400-level courses in criminal justice, and two electives. The electives must be at the 300 or 400 level. Only one of the electives may be taken from the list of Approved Optional Courses; the remaining elective must be in criminal justice.

For a list of Optional Courses Approved for the Major and Certificate, please see the section of this Bulletin with the same name, which can be found under "Criminal Justice."

One approved optional course may count in the 300–400 Criminal Justice elective area.

Majors may substitute a course in statistical methods from another department of the College of Arts and Sciences, but in that case no course from the list of Approved Optional Courses may count toward the major. Students who are interested in pursuing this option (i.e., an alternative statistics course) must first verify their eligibility with the Department of Criminal Justice.

Students must complete the degree requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences, including the requirement for a minimum of 25 College of Arts and Sciences credit hours in the major subject area.