The baccalaureate degree program in Criminal Justice is designed to prepare students for careers in law enforcement, community and institutional corrections, court services, and other criminal justice related areas, as well as for admission to law school. It also provides students with the fundamentals for advanced study in Criminal Justice or related programs in graduate school.
To satisfy the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice, a student must complete a minimum of 120 semester credit hours. The required courses include 46 semester credit hours of Criminal Justice courses and 9 semester credit hours of support courses. The required courses in Criminal Justice are CJE 101, 215, 220, 320, 325, 330, 335, 340, 345, 350, 410, 415, 420, 425, and 430. The remaining 3 semester credit hours are a Criminal Justice elective to be selected on the basis of the student’s area of interest. Required support courses are SOC 203, SOC 305, and ENG 216 or BUA 204.
A minor in Criminal Justice requires the completion of 18 semester credit hours. Specific course requirements include CJE 101, 215, 320, 325, 330, and the remaining 3 semester credit hours may be selected on the basis of the student's area of interest within Criminal Justice.