Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

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The Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Program is designed to help you become an educated citizen, as well as prepare for a career. In addition to the core courses, you will complete social science foundation courses. As you get ready to graduate, you will also be given the opportunity to specialize in one of three areas: law enforcement, pre-graduate criminology, or corrections.

Curriculum & Requirements

Criminal Justice Major, Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Note: two years of a single high school foreign language or one year of a single college-level foreign language is required.

Required courses in the following program may have prerequisites. Reference the course descriptions for clarification.

Required Introduction Course
CRIM 300INTRODUCTION TO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM5
Foundation Courses
CRIM 330SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH METHOD5
or SOCI 357 METHOD FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH
SOCI 301SURVEY OF CRIMINOLOGY5
SOCI/CRIM 356INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL STATISTICS5
or CSBS 320 STATISTICS FOR THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
Disciplinary Core Courses
CRIM 340ETHICS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE5
or PHIL 212 INTRODUCTORY ETHICS
PSYC 302ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY5
Recommended Speciality Area Electives–other courses may be selected as approved by a department advisor.40
Corrections/Law Enforcement–students are highly encouraged to do an internship as one of their electives.
SURVEY OF ALCOHOL/DRUG PROBLEMS
FORENSIC INQUIRY
SPECIAL TOPICS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE
FORENSIC IDENTIFICATION
PENOLOGY
POLICE SYSTEMS AND PRACTICES
INTERNSHIP
CRITICAL GIS
PSYCHOLOGY AND THE LEGAL SYSTEM
Graduate School
CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEMS AND DEVELOPMENT
COMPARATIVE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEMS
JURISPRUDENCE
BASIC CONCEPTS OF CRIMINAL LAW
PSYCHOLOGY AND THE LEGAL SYSTEM
SOCIOLOGY OF DEVIANCE
JUVENILE DELINQUENCY
CRIMINOLOGICAL THEORY
Social Justice–students are highly encouraged to do an internship as one of their electives.
WOMEN IN PRISON
PEACEMAKING CRIMINOLOGY
RESTORATIVE JUSTICE
INTERNSHIP
CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT
JUVENILE DELINQUENCY
CRIMINOLOGICAL THEORY
Required Capstone
CRIM 490SENIOR CAPSTONE (a UGR–senior capstone)5
Total Credits75

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