Undergraduate Major

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Requirements
The major in Criminal Justice requires the completion of 36 credits of Criminal Justice courses and 6 credits of required supporting courses. 
 
Required Courses
  • CJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CJ 120 Crime and Criminal Behavior
  • CJ 205 Introduction to Criminal Law and Procedure
  • CJ 270 Issues and Problems in Criminal Justice
  • CJ 381 Research Methods in Criminal Justice

Choose 2 of the following:

  • CJ 220 Introduction to Corrections
  • CJ 230 Introduction to Law Enforcement
  • CJ 251 Criminal Courts and Discretion

Elective Course Requirements

15 credits of Criminal Justice electives are required for the major. Elective course selections are made in consultation with an advisor.

Corrections Courses

  • CJ 213 Probation and Parole
  • CJ 216 Juvenile Justice
  • CJ 220 Introduction to Corrections
  • CJ 230 Introduction to Law Enforcement
  • CJ 390 Internship

Law Enforcement Courses

  • CJ 230 Introduction to Law Enforcement
  • CJ 231 Criminal Investigation
  • CJ 232 Police-Community Relations
  • CJ 235 Law of Evidence
  • CJ 239 Police Administration and Supervision
  • CJ 390 Internship

Legal Studies Courses

  • CJ 200 Constitutional Law
  • CJ 201 Criminal Law
  • CJ 209 American Legal System
  • CJ 211 Women and the Law
  • CJ 235 Law of Evidence
  • CJ 243 Private Security Law
  • CJ 255 Constitutional Rights of Prisoners

Security Courses

  • CJ 240 Introduction to Security
  • CJ 247 Security Administration
  • CJ 248 Introduction to Fraud Examination
  • CJ 390 Internship

Required Supporting Courses

  • CS 100 Introduction to Information Technology
  • MA 131 Statistics for Decision Making

**MA 131 may be used to satisfy core requirements. Students must achieve a "C" or better in this course.