Majors and Minors

Degree or Program Details

Criminal Justice Major

This major provides a basic understanding of the criminal justice system and its components. Students additionally complete a number of advanced criminal justice electives selected to address their individual interests and professional goals.

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Total Credits Required for Degree 124

Liberal Studies 30-40
Health Promotion Requirements 2

Required Courses in Major 42
Criminal Justice Core 22

Criminal Justice Electives* 20
Choose from the following. At least 16 credits must be at the 300 level or above. 
CJ 498 Directed Study *** (1-4 cr.)

Minor 20

*Other approved CJ course work (e.g., transfer credit or newly approved CJ courses) at the 200-400 level (except CJ 491 Internship), not listed, may be used to satisfy the requirements in the CJ elective area. CJ 491 Internship will count in the general electives area.

**No more than 8 credits of CJ 495 may be counted toward the major.

***No more than 4 credits of CJ 497 and/or CJ 498 may be counted toward the criminal justice major.


1.     This degree requires an overall 2.0 GPA.

2.     All criminal justice courses used in the major require a minimum grade of "C".

3.     CJ 191, CJ 298 and CJ 299 do not apply toward the bachelor’s degree program.