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 calculus] and the specific requirements listed below in the curriculum plan (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 below).

  • Law Enforcement
  • Legal Studies
  • Corrections

Criminal Justice Curriculum

Click here for four year Curriculum Plan.

Click here for Criminal Justice Course Descriptions for individual courses.