Bachelors of Arts
The Department of Criminal Justice offers challenging coursework, hands-on learning opportunities, and community-based internships that will help you build your leadership, communication, and collaborative skills.
You’ll learn the theoretical, practical, and empirical aspects of criminal justice from faculty members who are leaders and professionals in their fields and are dedicated to helping you excel in your studies.
When you graduate, you will be well-prepared for a rewarding career in law enforcement, corrections, or social/rehabilitative services within the criminal justice system or for graduate school, where you can advance your education in fields including criminology, criminal justice, and law.
|CJ 1010||The Criminal Justice System||3|
|CJ 1050||Emerging Technology in Criminal Justice (TECO)||3|
|CJ 2040||Criminal Adjudication||3|
|CJ 3050||The Law Enforcement Environment||3|
|CJ 3150||Society, Ethics, and the Law (DICO) (INCO)||3|
|CJ 4400||Research Methods in Criminal Justice||3|
|CJ 4800||Criminal Justice Seminar (WRCO)||3|
|SO 2220||Foundations of Sociology (DICO)||3|
|Part A – complete one major elective from the following:||3-4|
|Part B – complete one major elective from the following:||3|
|Quantitative Reasoning in the Discipline Connection – complete one of the following:||3|
|IS 1111||The First Year Seminar: Critical Thinking and the Nature of Inquiry||3|
|CTDI||Creative Thought Directions||6|
|PPDI||Past and Present Directions||6|
|SIDI||Scientific Inquiry Directions||6-8|
|SSDI||Self and Society Directions||6|
|Foreign language (GACO)||6|
|The foreign language requirement for all BA degrees calls for 0-6 credits: one year of one language (6 credits); or one 3000/4000 level world language course (3 credits); or being a native speaker of a language other than English (zero credit). American Sign Language I and II fulfill this requirement; however, American Sign Language does not satisfy the Global Awareness Connection.|
|Several of the Major Electives have prerequisites; see their course description for details.|
*All course information is from the 2016-2017 Catalog.