Degree Requirements - B.A. in Criminal Justice
|The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice requires a total of 120 credits. Consistent with University College requirements, the curriculum consists of the following:|
|General Education Requirements||(47 credits)|
College Competencies (21 credits)
Liberal Arts Distribution (18 credits)
Language and Culture
University Requirements (8 credits)
|Major Requirements||(45 credits)|
Required Major Courses (33 credits)
CRIM1101 Intro. to Criminal Justice
Major Elective Courses (12 credits)
|Free Electives||(13 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 Speech course.
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.
ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS: Students majoring in Criminal Justice must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPR within the major after the completion of their first 12 credits of Criminal Justice courses.
A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation.
|Criminal Justice Major Electives|
Criminal Justice majors are advised to refer to Webadvisor or the current Undergraduate Studies Bulletin for criminal justice courses that may fulfill their major elective courses.
Students considering the BA/MA Combined Degree Program are advised to confer with their advisor before registering for major elective courses.