Degree Requirements Combined B.A./M.A. in Criminal Justice
|General Education Requirements||(47 credits)|
College Competencies (21 credits)
Liberal Arts Distribution (18 credits)
University Requirements (8 credits)
Required Major Courses (39 credits)
CRIM1101 Intro. to Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice Electives (12 credits)
|Free Electives||(7 credits)|
|Master's Curriculum||(27 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.