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Undergraduate Major in Criminal Justice

All students are required to take ENGL 110C and ENGL 211C and they must receive a minimum of a C (2.00) in these courses before they can declare their major. All students must take STAT 130. Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree are required to take nine hours of social science General Education perspective courses outside of the major or emphasis area and satisfy the General Education foreign language requirement. Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree must meet all of the requirements for a Bachelor of Arts degree in the College of Arts and Letters. This includes completion of foreign language proficiency at the fourth-semester level. No course can be used to meet more than one requirement.


Criminal Justice
B.A. & B.S.

Curriculum Sheet (.pdf)


Students are urged to take elective courses or to consider minoring in psychology, sociology, public administration, political science, computer science, management information systems, or management.

Students interested in careers in corrections work including probation and parole are urged to take courses in the social welfare sequence (SOC 310, 325, 402) and/or minor in either sociology with a social welfare specialization or human services counseling.