School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department of Criminal Justice and Homeland Security

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
  1. See the “Degree Requirements” section under the “School of Humanities and Social Sciences.”
  2. Criminal Justice Major: Students must complete a minimum of 48 credit hours in criminal justice with a grade of C- or higher in each course.
  3. The following courses are required of all criminal justice majors:
  • CJHS-J 101 American Criminal Justice System
  • CJHS-J 201 Introduction to Criminology
  • CJHS-J 202 Criminal Justice Data and Research Methods
  • CJHS-J 210 Introduction to Law Enforcement
  • CJHS-J 220 American Criminal Courts
  • CJHS-J 230 Corrections
  • CJHS-J 305 Juvenile Justice System
  • CJHS-J 310 Criminal Investigation
  • CJHS-J 320 Substantive Criminal Law
  • CJHS-J 321 Court Procedure and Evidence
  • CJHS-J 330 Correctional Institutions
  • CJHS-J 4XX Choose One: J 410, J 430, J 431, or J 459
  1. Criminal Justice Electives. Four additional 200-, 300- or 400-level criminal justice courses are required. Homeland security/emergency management courses may count as a criminal justice elective.

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