2021 - 2022 Undergraduate Bulletin


Criminal Justice Major

On-Campus and Online through NMU Global Campus

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
  • General Education

*Other approved CJ course work (e.g., transfer credit or newly approved CJ courses) at the 200-400 level, not listed, may be used to satisfy the requirements in the CJ elective area. Up to 4 credits of CJ 491 Internship may count toward the major. Additional CJ 491 credits 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 do not apply toward the bachelor’s degree program.