The baccalaureate degree program in Criminal Justice is designed to prepare students for careers in law enforcement, community and institutional corrections, court services, and other criminal justice-related areas as well as for admission to law school.  It also provides students with the fundamentals for advanced study in graduate school.

Curriculum Guides

Curriculum guides are designed to help students stay on track for timely graduation.  In order to remain on track, students must complete the minimum requirements for each tracking semester, known as milestones.  Milestones may include successful completion of specified courses and/or attainment of a minimum GPA.

Following the sample academic plan and its milestones will help students stay on track to graduate in four years. Students will need to refer to and/or print both the appropriate Liberal Studies Requirements AND the appropriate major sheet in order to view the complete degree program requirements.

Program Requirements

To satisfy the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice, a student must complete a minimum of 120 semester credit hours including the University’s Liberal Studies requirements.  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, 420, 425, and 430. The remaining 3 semester credit hours are a Criminal Justice elective to be selected on the basis of the student’s area of interest.  Required support courses are SOC 203 and 305; ENG 216 or BUA 204.