In addition to the University Core Curriculum, the bachelor's degree programs in criminal justice and criminology (CJC) require 48 semester hours of CJC course work to graduate.
The programs include 33–36 hours of required core courses (including a 12–15 hour internship), and 12–15 hours of departmental electives. Because these courses are offered on a set timeline, be sure to check with your advisor when planning your schedule.
Required Core Courses (33–36 credit hours)
CJC 101 Introduction to the American Criminal Justice System
CJC 102 Introduction to Criminology
CJC 220 Research Methods in Criminal Justice
CJC 221 Data Analysis in Criminal Justice
CJC 230 Introduction to Policing
CJC 240 Introduction to Corrections
CJC 250 Introduction to Courts
CJC 369/479 Professional Experience (Internship) in criminal justice and criminology (12-15 hours) For those not taking the internship, a series of directed electives in CJC or related fields will be recommended.
General Studies Electives
Concentration area (21 hours required)
You must complete 9 hours of CJC 300-level courses.
Electives can be chosen from political science, psychology, social work, and sociology.
Students qualifying for exemption from ENG 103 or 104 will receive credit for those courses.
The following schedule outlines the typical course of study for this degree:
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