The Criminal Justice major involves the study of crime and the means by which it is controlled through police administration, the courts, and correctional practices. Courses provide an in-depth examination of police behavior, court processes, and the various forms of corrections as well as explore juvenile justice and ethical conflicts within the criminal justice system. The criminal justice major has been successful in educating students interested in careers in law enforcement, the legal system, and corrections.
To satisfy the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice, a student must complete a minimum of 120 semester credit hours. The required courses include 49 semester credit hours of Criminal Justice courses and 9 semester credit hours of support courses. The required courses in Criminal Justice are CJE 101, 215, 220, 320, 325, 330, 335, 340, 345, 350, 410, 415, 430, 433, and 434. The remaining 3 semester credit hours are a Criminal Justice elective to be selected on the basis of the student’s area of interest and includes CJE 321, 322, and 332. Required support courses are SOC 203, SOC 305, and ENG 216 or BUA 204.