Degree Requirements Combined B.A./M.A. in Criminal Justice


General Education Requirements  (47 credits)

College Competencies (21 credits)

ENWR1101     Academic Writing
ENWR1102     Academic Research & Writing
Oral Communication
Quantitative Analysis
Ethical and Moral Analysis
POLS2606      Ethics and Politics
Scientific Analysis

Liberal Arts Distribution (18 credits)

Language and Culture
Social and Behavioral Sciences
POLS1101     Intro to Political Science
Art and Humanities
HIST1214     World Civilization I
HIST1215     World Civilization II

University Requirements (8 credits)

UNIV1001     Transitioning to University Life
UNIV1002      Preparing for Professional Life   
UNIV2001       Cross-cultural Perspectives
UNIV2002      Global Issues

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Required Major Courses (39 credits)

CRIM1101     Intro. to Criminal Justice
CRIM1102     Criminology
CRIM1103     Criminal Law 
CRIM2100     Professional & Legal Writing
CRIM2201     Police and Society
CRIM2202     Corrections, Parole & Prob.
CRIM2204     Juvenile Justice/Delinquency
CRIM2205     CJ Research Methods
CRIM2208     Victimology
CRIM3319     Courts & Judicial Process
CRIM6000     Professional Seminar in Criminal Justice
CRIM6010     U.S. Constitution, Public Policy, and Criminal Justice  
CRIM6020     Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology

Criminal Justice Electives (12 credits)

Minor  (15 credits)
Free Electives (7 credits)
Master's Curriculum (27 credits)

CRIM6005     Advanced Criminological Theory
CRIM6015     Statistics and Data Analysis
CRIM8050     Master’s Research Project
Criminal Justice Electives (18 credits)


WRITTEN COMMUNICATION:  This requirement consists of six credits in English Composition (ENWR1101 and ENWR1102) and six credits of writing intensive courses within the major.

ORAL COMMUNICATION:  Requirements consist of a three-credit course that is substantially concerned with public speaking and oral presentations, typically a course in Speech.

QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS:  Requirements consist of a three-credit course that is substantially concerned with mathematics and statistics with application to everyday problems.

ETHICAL AND MORAL ANALYSIS:  Requirements consist of a three-credit course that is substantially concerned with ethical theories and questions. Students must take CRIM3304 Criminal Justice Ethics to satisfy this requirement..

SCIENTIFIC ANALYSIS:  Requirements consist of a minimum of six credits of laboratory science.

LANGUAGE AND CULTURE:  This requirement can be satisfied by one of four options: traditional language courses with significant cultural elements, LANG course listings under “Language and Culture Studies,” language-based study abroad, or the six highest ESL/ESP credits for non-native English speakers.

SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES:  This requirement can be satisfied by six credits of coursework in Communication, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology.

ART AND HUMANITIES:  This requirement can be satisfied by six credits of coursework in Art (visual or performing), English Literature, History, Humanities, Philosophy, or Religion.

BA/MA Combined Degree Program Requirements:  The combined BA in Criminal Justice and MA in Criminal Justice is open to criminal justice majors admitted to the university. After successful completion of 64 credits at the undergraduate level but no later than completion of 90 credits, students who have a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0 and 3.25 in their major, must declare their candidacy to continue in the combined degree program. This affords students the opportunity to collaborate with their adviser in the selection of undergraduate and graduate courses. Students in the combined degree program must maintain a minimum 3.00 GPA in the graduate program for which they have been approved. Graduate courses CRIM 6000, CRIM 6010, and CRIM 6020 will be taken in a student’s senior year with the following conditions:

Professional Seminar in Criminal Justice (CRIM 6000) must be taken within a student’s first 6-9 credits of graduate courses.

Statistics and Data Analysis (CRIM 6020) serves as a prerequisite to Research Methods (CRIM 6015).

*18 credits of Graduate Electives may be selected from the following:  CRIM 7020, CRIM 7025, CRIM 7030, CRIM 7060, CRIM 7065, CRIM 7070, CRIM 7080, CRIM 7081, CRIM 7085, CRIM 7090, CRIM 7800.