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Curriculum

B.S. in Criminal Justice Total Credits
120 crs.

General Education Requirements 
60 crs.
Common Core
12 crs.
ENG110 College Writing
3 crs.
ENG130 Literature and Composition
3 crs.
COM107 Introduction to Communications
3 crs.
CIS112 Introduction to Computing
3 crs.
Liberal Arts
24 crs.
History Elective
3 crs.
Ethics Elective
3 crs.
Social Science Elective
3 crs.
Performance, Written, or Fine Arts Elective
3 crs.
Elective
3 crs.
Elective
3 crs.
Elective
3 crs.
Elective
3 crs.
Math
6 crs.
MAT105 Quantitative Methods or higher
3 crs.
MAT220 Statistics I*
3 crs.
Science
3 crs.
FRS180 Forensic Science I
3 crs.
Open Electives
15 crs.
Electives
15 crs.

Leadership Course
3 crs.
LCS105 Elements of Organizations
3 crs.

Major, Core and Concentrations
51 crs.
Designated Writing Course
3 crs.
CRJ311 Effective Communication for Criminal Justice Professionals
3 crs.
Major Core
27 crs.
CRJ101 Introduction to Criminal Justice
3 crs.
CRJ209 Criminal Law
3 crs.
CRJ302 Criminal Procedure
3 crs.
CRJ355 Research Methods in Criminal Justice
3 crs.
CRJ356 Statistical Methods in Criminal Justice*
3 crs.
CRJ401 Ethics & Discretion in Criminal Justice
3 crs.
CRJ404 Theoretical Criminology
3 crs.
CRJ405 Advanced Seminar in Criminal Justice
3 crs.
CRJ300-400 Level Elective
3 crs.
Directed Electives/Concentration** 
6 crs.
300-400 Level Elective
6 crs.
CONCENTRATION/DIRECTED ELECTIVES ***
15 crs.
Electives
9 crs.
300-400 Level Electives
6 crs.

COLLEGE TO CAREER CORE
6 crs.
CTC101 College Success Seminar
3 crs.
CTC301 Professional Success Seminar
3 crs.

*CRJ356 can be used as a substitute for MAT220. An additional 300 Level Elective will be required as part of the Directed Elective.

**Selected under Advisement



CORRECTIONAL COUNSELING CONCENTRATION
15 crs.
CRJ103 Introduction to Corrections
3 crs.
CRJ331 Community Corrections
3 crs.
HSV303 Introduction to Counseling
3 crs.
SOC217 Alcohol and Drugs
3 crs.
SOC324 Deviant Behavior
3 crs.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT & HOMELAND SECURITY CONCENTRATION
15 crs.
EMH101 Intro to Emergency Management & Homeland Security
3 crs.
EMH280 Crisis Communication and Social Media
3 crs.
EMH301 Disaster Planning and Preparedness
OR
EMH340 Introduction to Emergency Response and Incident Management
3 crs.
EMH360 History of Terrorism and Homeland Security in the United States
OR
EMH370 Response to Weapons of Mass Destruction
3 crs.
EMH380 Crisis Decision Making
3 crs.

Law Enforcement Concentration
15 crs.
CRJ102 Introduction to Law Enforcement
3 crs.
CRJ201 Juvenile Justice
3 crs.
CRJ309 Police Administration and Management
3 crs.
CRJ332 White Collar Crime
3 crs.
LAW101 Introduction to Law
3 crs.

LEGAL STUDIES CONCENTRATION
12 crs.
LAW101 Introduction to Law
3 crs.
LAW204 Business Law I
3 crs.
Choose two of the following:
LAW306 E-Commerce: The Legal Context
LAW310 Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law
LAW325 E-Government: The New Legal Environment of Business
LAW405 Environmental Law and Practice
6 crs.

***In lieu of one of the above concentrations, students majoring in Criminal Justice may choose five Directed Electives within the program. At least two of the Directed Electives must be at the 300-400 level.  This plan should be guided by an Academic Program Manager for Criminal Justice and the student's Academic Advisor (MC) or Academic Success Counselor (ADP).  Students who choose a concentration in Legal Studies will choose a 3 credit directed elective, in addition to the 12 credit concentration.


The university reserves the right to change or update the curriculum at any time. The university will notify students of any changes officially through the university website. 

For full course descriptions please refer to the University Catalog for the current Academic Year.


Programs Outcomes

  • Students will examine the structure of the American Criminal Justice System, including, but not limited to identifying and demonstrating an understanding of the branches of government, their functions and how they interrelate with juvenile and adult proceedings

  • Students will be able to describe the nature of criminal law and its derivative in Common Law, analyze and apply the U.S. Constitution to contemporary issues in criminal justice

  • Students will be able to assess theories relating to the causation of crime and criminal activity and identify the categories of crimes, penalties and their defenses

  • Students will develop and demonstrate leadership in analyzing vital issues of concern within their field

  • Students will be able to compare and contrast the foundations of American criminal law and demonstrate how they translate to modern day criminal law

  • Students will be able to distinguish and identify discretion in the context of a criminal justice professional and demonstrate an understanding of ethical and professional responsibility

  • Students will develop and demonstrate effective communication on a college level to write and articulate criminal justice principles in the field

  • Students will be able to explain the role and function of law enforcement, including municipal police, the county sheriff, local agencies, state and federal law enforcement, public and private security industry

  • Students will be able to understand the purpose and function of probation, parole and imprisonment

  • Students will be able to identify, analyze, and apply research-based techniques to complex issues facing criminal justice practitioners