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.

All criminal justice and loss prevention courses used for the criminal justice major must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.
 

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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.

Notes:

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 do not apply toward the bachelor’s degree program.