School of Professional & Continuing Studies

Criminal Justice (BA)

Application Processing

Applications are processed on a rolling basis. The selection process is completed within one week of Graduate Admissions receipt of all required documentation.

Classes start on Tuesday, September 6th.

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Bachelor of Arts Degree Program in Criminal Justice

Students choosing the Criminal Justice major may elect to concentrate in Law and Justice, Corrections, Police Administration, Investigative Science, or Criminal Research. 

Major Requirements

CJ-165Introduction to Criminology3
CJ-170Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CJ/SO-253Social Deviance3
CJ-258Criminal Justice Ethics (Values)3
CJ-280Juvenile Delinquency3
CJ-285Criminal Corrections Systems3
CJ-315Criminal Procedure3
CJ-316Criminal Evidence3
CJ-350Research Techniques and Data Analysis3
AS/UR-412Ethnicity and Race in Urban History3
CJ-489Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice3
PS-151Introduction to Psychology 13
Concentration: Choose one of the 4 concentrations below9
Total Credits45

Special Note on Core Requirements for Criminal Justice Majors

1

 May count towards the Core Natural Science Requirement.

Concentration in Law and Justice

Choose 3 of the following courses 19
CJ-222
Family Law
CJ-290
Comparative Justice Systems
CJ-299
Leadership for Criminal Justice
CJ-390
Criminal Law
CJ-406
Homicide: Investigation and Prosecution
CJ-485
Child Protection Agencies and the Law
CJ-486
Internship I
or CJ-487
Internship II
PO-410
Political Development
PO-477
International Law
UR/AS-320
Urban Legal Issues
UR/AS-333
Black Community and the Law
Total Credits9

Concentration in Corrections

Choose 3 of the following courses 19
CJ-222
Family Law
CJ-290
Comparative Justice Systems
CJ-299
Leadership for Criminal Justice
CJ-395
Probation and Parole
CJ-485
Child Protection Agencies and the Law
CJ-486
Internship I
or CJ-487
Internship II
PS-250
Personality
PS-260
Abnormal Psychology
Total Credits9

Concentration in Police Administration

CJ-175Introduction to Law Enforcement3
Choose 2 of the following 16
CJ-177
Police Culture
CJ-260
Traffic Management
CJ-299
Leadership for Criminal Justice
CJ-359
Corruption
CJ-396
Community Policing
CJ-400
Police Administration
CJ-435
Police Patrol
CJ-486
Internship I
or CJ-487
Internship II
Total Credits9

Concentration in Police Criminal Research & Intelligence Analysis

AC-151Principles of Accounting I3
Choose 2 of the following 16
CJ-240
Gangs and Organized Crime
CJ-299
Leadership for Criminal Justice
CJ-358
White Collar Crime
CJ-418
Introduction to Forensics Techniques
CJ-419
Terrorism and Threat Assessment
CJ-486
Internship I
or CJ-487
Internship II
Total Credits9

Special Notes on Major Requirements for Criminal Justice 

1

 A single course may not count towards both the core major requirement and a concentration.

2

 A student must maintain a 2.25 average in the Criminal Justice major and concentration courses.