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Bachelor of Science (BS) in Criminology & Criminal Justice

Learn about incarceration and the penal system, parole and probation, policing, criminal investigation, the causes and consequences of crime, the court system, criminal procedure and much more. The Bachelor of Science in Criminology & Criminal Justice degree requires a total of 124 semester hours of study.

In addition to the university’s core requirements, criminal justice majors must complete 43 hours specifically in criminology & criminal justice courses. This includes foundational courses such as Introduction to Criminal Justice, Critical Issues in Crime and Justice, Criminological Theory, and Research Design, plus advanced courses in theory and on each subcomponent of the criminal justice system – policing, law, and corrections. You’ll also get hands-on experience in a required senior internship.

Degree Requirements

  • CRJU 20121: Career Planning, Ethics and Professional Development
  • CRJU 20413: Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CRJU 20423: Critical Issues in Crime and Justice
  • CRJU 20873: Research Design
  • CRJU 20883: Data Analysis
  • CRJU 30333: Criminological Theory
  • CRJU 30423: Courts and Judicial Procedure
  • CRJU 40963: Internship in Criminal Justice 

(1) Law Enforcement Course

  • CRJU 30613: Police in a Free Society 
  • CRJU 30633: Federal Law Enforcement
  • CRJU 30653: Controversial Issues in Policing

(1) Law Course

  • CRJU 30433: Criminal Law
  • CRJU 30553: Constitutional Law for Criminal Justice
  • CRJU 30863: Law, Justice, and Social Control

(1) Corrections Course

  • CRJU 30383: Institutional Corrections
  • CRJU 30643: Community Corrections

(1) Diversity Course

  • CRJU 30853: Multiculturalism in the Criminal Justice System
  • CRJU 40473: Youthful Offenders
  • CRJU 40503: White Collar Crime

Students are required to take (3) elective classes, totaling to (9) semester hours. 

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Minor in Criminology & Criminal Justice

Requirements for a minor include Introduction to Criminal Justice (CRJU 20413), Criminological Theory (CRJU 30333), and 12 CRJU elective hours.