Jul 16, 2019  
2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice, BS (43-842) (120 hours)


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Major, Bachelor of Science Degree

The graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Identify moral and ethical issues inherent in the administration of justice and the practice of criminal justice.
  • Explore the importance of the history, development, and current operation of our principal criminal justice institutions and their relationship to each other, the causes and prevention of crime, and the process of criminalization.
  • Produce articulate, comprehensible, and grammatically correct oral and written communications using appropriate criminal justice information and resources.
  • Analyze and critique qualitative and quantitative social science research. 
  • Analyze problems and develop solutions of issues regarding diversity and discrimination situations found in the criminal justice system.

Only courses with a grade of C or better (including transfer courses) may be used to fulfill a core requirement in any major or minor offered exclusively by the Department of Criminal Justice. Students taking CJ courses to meet the requirements of majors/minors in other departments may use a D grade to fulfill requirements, unless stipulated by that department. A student may enroll in a course offered by the Department of Criminal Justice only if a grade of C or better is earned in each of the course’s prerequisites taken. A grade of D or better will meet the requirements for the 15 hours of CJ electives taken to fulfill a CJ major or any electives required for a CJ minor.

Criminal Justice, BS (43-842) (4 Year Guide)  

General Education Requirements: 39 Semester Hours


All students must complete a minimum of 42 credit hours in general education. See The General Education Program Requirements  for full listing of requirements.  The following general education classes are required by this major:

Free Electives: 39 Semester Hours


Minimum Total: 120 Semester Hours


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