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CJUS Admission to the Major

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Admission to the Criminal Justice Major

Students interested in pursuing a major in Criminal Justice are required to complete the following requirements before formal admission to the Bachelor of Science program in Criminal Justice.

Step I.
Course Requirements

Complete the following courses with a minimum grade of C within the first 30 credit hours as a Criminal Justice pre-major at IU South Bend.

  • CJUS-P 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • ENG-W 131 Reading, Writing, and Inquiry I (meets campus writing requirement)
  • SPCH-S 121 Public Speaking (meets campus oral communication requirement)
  • Computer Literacy (select from approved list of campus computer literacy courses)
  • One MATH course (required for students with ALEKS score of 30 or below)

Step II.

All students who have not received an Associate Degree need to have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 to become a Criminal Justice major at IU South Bend. Transfer students without an Associate Degree or who have not completed the Statewide Transfer General Education Core are required to complete the pre-major requirements within the first 30 credit hours at IU South Bend.

Students with a cumulative GPA below 2.5 are subject to further review by the Criminal Justice department. Students under further review must maintain a minimum semester GPA of 2.5 in the next two semesters and complete the pre-major requirements within the next 30 credit hours.

Step III.

Students who successfully complete the pre-major requirements will be notified by an academic advisor to confirm the major update.

Step IV.

Students who do not meet the Criminal Justice pre-major requirements are recommended to repeat the required courses. Students who do not meet the pre-major requirements after a second attempt, or do not meet the pre-major requirements within the first 30 credit hours of pre-major status, will not be accepted as a Criminal Justice major and are recommended to consider an alternative major.

Step V.

The Criminal Justice pre-major requirements apply to new students and transfer students who matriculated at IU South Bend after May 1, 2013.

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