Dec 10, 2018  
2017-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
2017-2019 Academic Catalog

Criminal Justice, B.A.


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Mission

The Criminal Justice program is guided by the University’s mission to unite with the community through scholarship, teaching, civic engagement and service with a firm commitment to improve the human condition. Consistent with this mission, the Criminal Justice program provides students with a thorough understanding of how the criminal justice system works and its impact on American citizens. Students gain an understanding of the role of the police, courts and corrections in our criminal justice system while understanding that their moral obligation is to assist in improving the human condition. In addition to learning the intricacies of the criminal justice system, the curriculum prepares students to enter and successfully complete graduate and professional school programs.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the major criminological theories and their implications for social policy.
  • Articulate the structure and function of the criminal justice system.
  • Analyze statistical data on crime and incarceration rates in the U.S.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills.

Requirements for Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice


Complete a total of 122 credit hours of coursework for graduation.

General Education Core - 41 credit hours
Major Requirements - 24 credit hours
Additional Coursework - 57 credit hours

Additional Coursework


Includes minor in another discipline

Criminal Justice Curriculum


First Year


Second Year


Third Year


First Semester


Total: 15

Second Semester


Total: 15

Fourth Year


First Semester


Total: 15

Second Semester


Total: 15

Total Required Hours: 122


*Service Learning: Students will earn a total of 30 service learning hours after successful completion of FYS 101  & FYS 102 .

**Community Service: Students must contact the Office of Student Affairs for pre-approved community service project to earn a total of 90 hours of community service by the end of their junior year.

***Writing Proficiency Examination: Students must complete ENG 111  and ENG 112  with a minimum grade of ‘C’ to register for ENG 199 - Writing Proficiency Examination . Students who fail to take or do not pass ENG 199  must take ENG 200 - Review of Writing Strategies  (3 credit hours).

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