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2021-2022 Catalog
Criminal Justice (Bachelor of Arts)

Program Description for Criminal Justice

Major: Criminal Justice Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Major Requirements (24 credits)

CCJ3023 Intro to Criminal Justice (3 Credits)

CCJ3014 Criminological Theory (3 Credits)

CCJ3700 Res Meth Crimin & Crim Justice (3 Credits)

Prereq: STA 2014

CJJ3010 Juven Delin and Juven Justice (3 Credits)

CJL4310 Criminal Law and Procedures I (3 Credits)

CJE4017 Law Enforcement System/Process (3 Credits)

CJL4510 Court Systems And Processes (3 Credits)

CJC4015 Correctional Systems/Process (3 Credits)

Major Electives (6 credits)

In-service students select 3 courses; non-service select 2 courses.


  • CCJ 3932 ST: Criminal Justice
  • CCJ 4283 Philosophy of Law & Justice
  • CCJ 4604 Crime & Mental Illness
  • CCJ 4662 Minorities & Crime
  • CJC 3410 Offender Treatment
  • CCJ 4663 Women & Crime
  • CCJ 4664 White Collar Crime
  • CCJ 4681 Family Violence
  • CJE 4144 Security & Society
  • CCJ 4905 Directed Independent Study
  • CCJ 4931 Controversial Legal Issues
  • CCJ 4935 ST: Criminal Justice Administration
  • CCJ 4938 ST: Criminology
  • CJL 4315 Criminal Trials Seminar
  • CCJ 4641 Organized Crime
  • CJE 3281 Women in the Legal System
  • CJE 4211 Hate Crimes
  • CJC 4510 Punishment & Society
  • CJE 3232 Drugs & Crime
  • CJE 4270 Child Abuse
  • CJL 4111 Criminal Law & Procedures II
  • SYP 3570 Deviance & Social Control
  • CCJ 3930 Criminal Justice Junior Seminar

Internships (6 credits)

Non-service Internship
Internship requires completion of all the following major requirements with a grade of C or above: CCJ 3700, CCJ 3023, CCJ 3014, CJL 4310, CJL 4510, CJE 4017, CJJ 3010 and CJC 4015.
Note: In-service students need departmental approval to waive the internship.

CCJ4939 Pre-Intern in Criminal Justice (3 Credits)

CCJ4940 Internship In Criminal Justice (3 Credits)

Minor Required

A minor is required for this major.*
The minor must be selected from the list of approved minors, including those outside the college of the major.
See List of Minors in the Undergraduate Catalog. Minors are generally completed during the last 60 hrs of your program. Your minor may require prerequisites, so choosing a minor early is beneficial. See your advisor to declare a minor.
*(Double majors are exempt from a minor.)

Foreign Language/Foreign Cultures

All BA students in the College of Arts and Sciences are required to complete the foreign language or foreign culture requirement with grades of C or higher.


  • Select one sequence of Spanish, French, Chinese, German, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, or American Sign Language.
  • Part 1 of languages are typically offered in the fall and part 2 in the spring.
  • Incoming Students with prior experience in French or Spanish must take a placement exam. Students who place above the beginning level will satisfy this requirement by earning a "C" or better in a French or Spanish at the level at which they placed.
  • Students who choose this option may also be eligible for a minimum of 3 credits and a maximum of 6 credits of retroactive credit if they complete with a "C" or above in a 3000 level French or Spanish course.
  • This policy applies to Chinese as well, although in this case placement will be determined by the professor of the program.

FC Foreign Culture Option

  • Students who successfully completed 2 years of foreign language in high school have the option of taking 6 hours of foreign culture courses instead of 8 hours of college level foreign language.
  • Foreign cultures contain (FC) in the course title.
  • A complete list of foreign culture courses can be found in the Arts & Sciences Advising Office.

Free Electives (3 credits)

ELECTIVES 3 HRS (3000/4000)

This degree requires a minimum of 120 total hours with 48 upper (3000/4000) level hours. Free electives may be courses in any discipline (provided the required prerequisites are met) and they are the hours needed to satisfy the total hour requirement. These hours may vary (consult your advisor about free elective hours needed to graduate).