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Criminal Justice Major and Minor Requirements

Requirements for a Major in Criminal Justice

For more detailed information, refer to the University Catalogue of your entering year.
 

Required Courses for All Concentrations

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Research Methods
  • Senior Culminating Experience (SCE) for Criminal Justice
  • Internship

Areas of Concentration

All Criminal Justice Majors must select at least one of the following areas of concentration: Law Enforcement or Applied Criminal Justice.

Law Enforcement

This concentration is for students who want to pursue a career in a variety of state and local law enforcement agencies.

Required Courses Semester Hours

  • Introduction to Law Enforcement
  • Law Enforcement Administration
  • Juvenile Delinquency or
  • Criminology

Any Two from the Following Courses

  • Drugs and Crime
  • Advanced Applied Criminal Justice Seminar
  • Internship
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Introduction to Law and the Legal System
  • White Collar Crime
  • Family Violence

Applied Criminal Justice

This area of concentration is for students interested in pursuing a career in Corrections, Probation, or Parole.

Required Courses

  • Introduction to Applied Criminal Justice
  • Community Corrections and Treatment in Criminal Justice
  • Corrections

Any Two from the Following Courses

  • Crime, Society and Institutions of Law
  • Drugs and Crime
  • Advanced Criminal Justice Seminar
  • Internship
  • Introduction to Law and the Legal System
  • Drugs and Behavior
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Juvenile Delinquency or
  • Criminology
  • Drugs and Society
  • Family Violence

Requirements for a Minor in Criminal Justice

Required Courses

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Diversity Issues
  • Criminal Law and Procedures
  • Advanced Applied Criminal Justice Seminar

Any One from the Following Courses

  • Crime, Society and Institutions of Law
  • Drugs and Crime
  • Community Corrections and Treatment in Criminal Justice
  • Law Enforcement Administration
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Introduction to Law and the Legal System
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Criminology
  • Corrections