Degree or Program Details


Criminal Justice

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Total Credits Required for Degree 36

Criminal Justice Core Requirements 20
*Students who have previously taken CJ 440 Discretionary Justice and/or CJ 470 Liability Law in Criminal Justice will be required to take substitute courses to complete the core requirement. Selection of substitute courses will be subject to approval of the student's graduate adviser/committee. 
Electives 12
Choose 12 elective credits from the following courses. 
Thesis or Comprehensive Exam/Research Paper Requirement 4
                    OR 
CJ 590 and CJ 599 can be taken in segments for students needing additional semesters to complete their research paper.  
**Students selecting the policy paper research option are required to complete a comprehensive exam following completion of their course work and prior to starting their policy paper.