Bachelor's Degree

The Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice is designed to provide students with a solid educational foundation in preparation for a career in all areas of criminal justice.  Careers are now available at the local state and federal levels in areas ranging from policing, courts, corrections, and victim services.  The degree is composed of 120 hours, including the courses listed in the chart below.

Degree Requirements 2012-2014 Catalog and older

Courses Hours
Criminal Justice 1301, 2305, 4304, 4309 12
Criminal Justice Electives (a minimum of 27 sch must be upper division) 42
English 1301, 1302, 2304 and any other 2000-level or higher literature course 12
Communications 1303, 3306 or THEA 2304 3
Fine Arts: select from FA 1301; ART 1301, 3304, 3305; MUS 1312; or THEA 1302 3
History 1301, 1302 or 3309 6
Mathematics: 1342 and one other course 1310 or higher 6
Multicultural Studies: HIST 2301, 2302, MAS 2301, PS 2307, or WS 2301 3
Physical Education 1150, and one activity course 2
Political Science 2305, 2306 6
Science: CHEM 3402 plus 12 sch for a total of 4 courses* 16
Social Science: select from ANTH 1301; ECO 2300, 2305; GEOG 1302, 2302; PHIL 1301; PSY 1302; SOC 2303 3
University Electives 6
Total 120-126

*Select from ASTR 1401;  BIOL 1401, 1402; CHEM 1401, 1402; GEOL 1401, 1402 2402; or PHYS 1401, 1402, 2401.

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