Criminal Justice Requirements

Major in Criminal Justice (30hrs)

(See General Education Electives for the Bachelor of Arts)

To complete a major in criminal justice all students must complete a series of core courses totaling 30 credit hours. In addition to the required core courses, criminal justice majors must also take a minimum of 12 additional hours of criminal justice elective courses for a total of 42 credit hours.

CRIM 1003 Survey of Criminal Justice
CRIM 2003 Police in America
CRIM 3003 Criminology
CRIM 3203 Criminal Law
CRIM 3403 Criminal Court Systems
CRIM 3703 Procedural Law
CRIM 3803 Principles of Correctional Responses
CRIM 4603 Seminar in Current Issues
CRIM 4803 Criminal Forensics
CRIM 4883-6 Practicum/Internship

Major Elective requirements

In addition to the required core courses, criminal justice majors must also take a minimum of 12 additional hours of criminal justice electives courses. Elective courses are offered on a periodic, rotating basis and may consist of additional courses not listed in the Catalog. Examples of elective course offerings are as follows:

CRIM 2203 Juvenile Delinquency
CRIM 3603 Constitutional Law
CRIM 4103 Community Based Corrections
CRIM 4403 Terrorism and Transnational Crime
CRIM 4703 Sociology and Law

Minor in Criminal Justice Requirements (18hrs)

CRIM 1003 Survey of Criminal Justice/Corrections
CRIM 2203 Juvenile Delinquency
CRIM 3003 Criminology
Electives in Criminal Justice

Minor in Legal Studies Requirements (18hrs)

CRIM 3203 Criminal Law
CRIM 3403 Criminal Court Systems
CRIM 3603 Constitutional Law
CRIM 3703 Procedural Law
MGMT 3103 Business Law I
MGMT 3203 Business Law II