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major: Criminal Justice

Degree: Bachelor of Arts (BA) 2023-2024

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Major Requirements (24 credits)

CCJ3023 Intro to Criminal Justice (3 Credits)
CCJ3014 Criminological Theory (3 Credits)
CCJ3700 Res Meth Crimin & Crim Justice (3 Credits)
Prerequisite(s) required: 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.

CCJ4939 Pre-Intern in Criminal Justice (3 Credits)
CCJ4940 Internship In Criminal Justice (3 Credits)

Note: In-service students need departmental approval to waive the internship.

Minor Required

A minor is required for this major.* (Credits will vary)

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 credit hours 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

Foreign Language (8 CHs)/Foreign Culture Requirement (6 CHs): All BA students in the College of Arts and Sciences are required to complete either (i) the Foreign Language option or (ii) the Foreign Culture option, in either case with grades of C or higher.


  • Select one two-course sequence of Spanish, French, Chinese, German, Latin, or American Sign Language.
  • The first course in each of the two-course sequences is typically offered in the fall; the second course in each of the two-course sequences is typically offered in the spring.
  • To determine whether to enroll in the first or the second course of the two-course French or Spanish sequences, incoming students with prior experience in French or Spanish must take a placement exam. Students who place above the beginning level will satisfy the Foreign Language option by earning a "C" or better in the second French or second Spanish course into which they have placed.
  • Students who complete a 3000-level French or Spanish course with a "C" or above have demonstrated the mastery that is required in the two-course French or Spanish sequence and may request retroactive credit for the sequence. The retroactive credit will either be 3 or 6 credits, depending on their placement following the exam.
  • This policy applies to Chinese as well, placement being 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 HOURS (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).