Curriculum

The student must complete the following minimal requirements and earn a grade of C or better in all major field requirements. In addition to the criminal justice major field courses, students should select one of the criminal justice concentration areas as outlined below. A minor is required, except for students in the Law Enforcement Concentration.

 

GENERAL EDUCATION (38-43 Hours)

  • Biological and Physical Systems
    (Two courses from approved General Education Biological and Physical Systems courses)
  • Aesthetics
    (One course from approved General Education listing)
  • Communications 230
  • English 105 or 111, and 112
  • English Language Literature
    (One course from English 250, 251, 260, 261, 270, or 271)
  • History 201 and 202
  • Mathematics 140 or 100-110
  • Sociology 201 and 202

OTHER REQUIRED COURSES (12 hours)

  • Mathematics 210
  • Social Work 220
  • Any two courses from the following:
    • Political Science 210, 220
    • Psychology 101
    • Sociology 101, 300

MAJOR FIELD CORE COURSES (27 hours)

  • Criminal Justice 200, 211, 302, 303, 320, 325, 364, 370, and 460

CONCENTRATION AREA – Complete one of the Criminal Justice concentration areas outlined below.

Law Enforcement Concentration (24 hours)

Concentration requirements

Criminal Justice 310, 321, 322, 400, 405, 420, 421, and 422 (grade of B or higher in CJ 321, 322, 421, and 422). No minor is required for students in this concentration.

 

Corrections Concentration (18 hours)

Concentration Requirements

Criminal Justice 380, 415, 425, and 9 upper-division hours (300-400) of criminal justice courses in addition to those listed under the major field core courses.

 

Courts and Law Concentration (18 hours)

Concentration Requirements

Criminal Justice 400, 410, 413, 420, and 6 upper-division hours (300-400) of criminal justice courses in addition to those listed under the major field core courses.

 

Forensics Concentration (18 hours)

Concentration Requirements

Chemistry 201 and 202

CJ 435 (9 hours, additional course fee and restricted to 28 students each summer)

One course from CJ 330, CJ 420, BIOL 462: Entomology, WBIO 441, or ZOOL 325

Generalist Concentration (18 hours)

Concentration Requirements

Eighteen upper-division hours (300-400 level) of criminal justice courses excluding those listed under the major field core courses.

 

MINOR FIELD (12 hours minimum, except that no minor is required for students in Law Enforcement Concentration)

ELECTIVES (sufficient to complete 120 degree hours)

 

Minimum Hours Required For Graduation: 120

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