Criminal Justice

Degree:Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Major:Criminal Justice
Minors:Criminal Justice
Forensic Studies
Juvenile Justice
Department:Criminology and Criminal Justice
Building 85, Room 160
College:Education and Professional Studies
CIP Code:43.0104
Semester Hours Required For Degree: 120

The Criminal Justice program focuses on the issues of law, crime, law enforcement, corrections, and the criminal justice system. The program’s primary purpose is to prepare students to assume entry level positions in various criminal justice occupations and to eventually assume administrative responsibilities, to conduct research in the field, or to pursue advanced degrees. 

An accelerated bachelors to masters program is available for exceptionally well qualified students.  Please see the requirements for this program at the end of the courses requirements section.

Program Requirements

In addition to the university’s general requirements, students seeking the B.A. in Criminal Justice must meet the requirements listed below. A minimum grade of “C” is required for all core courses. A minimum GPA of  2.25 is required for admission into the major. CCJ 3024 Criminal Justice System should be taken as the first course in the major. STA 2023 Elements of Statistics is recommended for all majors.