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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice, B.A.


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A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice.

Core Requirements (46 to 49 credits)


Major Requirements


40 credits:

Electives


33 to 36 credits 

Note


The Sociology, Criminal Justice and Human Services department offers a wide variety of unique and timely electives in areas that are popular with students.  To encourage students to explore widely, ANY elective slot in the major/minor tree requirements for SOC CJ HS can be filled with ANY elective in the department, regardless of which area category it falls into (such as SOC, CJ, or HS).  So for example, a SOC elective can count toward an elective slot for a CJ major.  However, please note that electives DO NOT double count within the majors/minors.  For example, the four elective slots required for a sociology major DO NOT count as they are filled up again in any of the elective slots for something else, like the Human Services minor, or in similar situations.  Individual questions about any elective courses that count in the department should be directed to the chair person.

In close consultation with a faculty advisor, criminal justice majors also are required to complete four additional and integrated elective courses (may be criminal justice and/or sociology) that are most appropriate to their needs. SOC 100 Foundations of Sociology (3)   is a prerequisite for all criminal justice programs.

 

To earn a Bachelor of Art in Criminal Justice, students must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours. Students must also earn a major GPA of 2.0, and a cumulative GPA of 2.0.

Sample Four Year Sequence


Freshman Year

Fall Semester 

FSYM 101 The First Year Symposium (3)  

World Languages I (3)

SOC 100 Foundations of Sociology (3)  

CJUST XXX Criminal Justice Elective (3)

Elective (3)

15 credits 

Spring Semester

PHIL 103 Foundations of Philosophy (3)  

World Languages II (3)

WCIV 102 Origins of the West (3)  

CJUST 110 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3)  

Elective (3)

15 credits 

 

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

PHIL 203 Philosophy in the Modern Age (3)  

WCIV 201 The Western Imagination: The Renaissance to the Great War (3)  

MATH 211 Mathematical Thinking (3)   (either semester)

CJUST 318 Criminology (3)  0(fall only-can be taken Sophomore, Junior, or Senior year)

CJUST 115 Corrections (3)  

15 credits 

Spring Semester

THEOL 220 Foundations of Theology: Faith and Revelation (3)  

AMER 202 America in the World (3)  

CJUST XXX Criminal Justice Elective (3)

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

15 credits 

 

Junior Year

Fall Semester

THEOL 320 Encountering Christ (3)  

XXMO 300 Modernity in Lit./Art/Music/Theatre (3)

SOC 307 Social Inequality (3)   (fall only, recommended Junior year)

SOC 403 Methods of Social Research (3)  (fall only, can be taken Junior or Senior year)

GNSCI XXX Lab Science (4)

16 credits

Spring Semester

THEOL/PHIL 300 Ethics and The Human Good (3)

XXGE 3XX Global Encounters (3)

CJUST 317 Criminal Law (3)  (spring only, can be taken Sophomore, Junior, or Senior year)

SOC 404 Statistics (4)  (spring only, can be taken Junior or Senior year)

Elective (3)

16 credits 

 

Senior Year

Fall Semester

CJUST XXX Criminal Justice Elective (3)

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

15 credits 

Spring Semester

SOC 498 Senior Seminar (3)  (spring only, can be taken in senior year)

CJUST XXX Criminal Justice Elective (3)

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

15 credits