Criminal Justice Major Requirments

Criminal Justice Major Requirments

33-39 CREDITS For students entering the major in fall 2009 and thereafter.

Foundation Courses for Criminal Justice (12 credits)


Course No.
Course Name
Semester Taken
CRIMJUST 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice


CRIMJUST 200 Criminology


CRIMJUST 255 Criminal Justice Research


CRIMJUST 260 Criminal Justice Statistics


Substantive Core Courses for Criminal Justice (18 credits)

(Note: 6 courses or 18 credits required from following list to meet substantive core course requirements)


CRIMJUST 230 Police and Society


CRIMJUST 300 Juvenile Delinquency


CRIMJUST 310 Penology


CRIMJUST 320 Victimology


CRIMJUST 330 White Collar Crime


CRIMJUST 340 Criminal Investigation


CRIMJUST 400 Mass Media & Crime


CRIMJUST 410 Criminal Law


CRIMJUST 420 Crime, Social Inequality & Social Identity


CRIMJUST 430 Special Topics *


CRIMJUST 430 Special Topics *


CRIMJUST 430 Special Topics *


CRIMJUST 470 Cults and Apocalyptic Movements


* Note: CRIMJUST 430 Special Topics can be taken more than one time for additional credits if the topic is different. Typical topics are Criminal Justice Ethics, Terrorism, Violence, Community Corrections, Organized Crime

Applied Experience for Criminal Justice (Pass/Fail 3-9 credits required)


CRIMJUST 495 Criminal Justice Internship (prerequisite 18 CJ credits or permission)


Note: Criminal Justice Internship is normally taken after the junior year for 3 to 9 credits. One credit is equivalent to 40 hours at the placement site plus written requirements. See your advisor to select and schedule an internship