Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice


The Criminal Justice & Criminology program provides undergraduate students with a high quality criminal justice education to prepare them for future success in:

  • Public Service (such as law enforcement, courts and administration, probation, parole, jails and prisons, juvenile justice, victims’ services, and training/teaching);
  • Law School;
  • Graduate School; or
  • Private Sector (such as loss prevention/security and corrections).

Academic Requirements

A candidate for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice must fulfill the general education requirement of the College of Science (with the exception of calculus1) and the specific requirements listed below for the major in Criminal Justice. (Note: MTH 160 will fulfill the math requirement in lieu of calculus).

A major in criminal justice consists of 39 total credits: 15 credits of Core Requirements and 24 credits of electives (18 hours of which may be part of a designated Area of Emphasis).

Criminal Justice Curriculum

View our Criminal Justice Course Descriptions for more information on individual courses.