Criminal Justice and Criminology B.S. (Emphasis in Criminal Justice and Criminology)
Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours
See Core Curriculum for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.
|General Requirements (Core Areas A - E)||42|
|Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major||18|
|Introduction to Criminal Justice|
|Introduction to Policing|
|Introduction to Corrections|
Select six credit hours from the following: 1
|Introduction to African American Studies|
|Introduction to Anthropology|
|Introduction to International Studies|
|Programming for Information Technology|
|Introduction to Public Administration|
|Introduction to Political Science|
|Introduction to Psychology|
|Introduction to Sociology|
|Ethics in Criminal Justice|
|Applying Elementary Statistics in Justice and Crime Research 2|
|Inequalities, Crime, and Justice|
|Emphasis in Criminal Justice and Criminology||3|
|Select 3 hours from the following:||3|
|Evidence and Procedure|
|Select 3 credit hours from the following:||3|
|Senior Seminar CRJU & Crim|
|Internship in Justice Studies|
|Honors Research Seminar|
|Upper Division Criminal Justice and Criminology Electives|
|Select 12 credit hours from the following: 3||12|
|Criminal Justice Admin|
|Hackers, Malware, and Online Economic Crime|
|Comparative Justice Systems|
|Gangs and Society|
|Drugs and Society|
|Gender, Crime, and Justice|
|Crime and Justice in Public Policy|
|Popular Culture and Justice|
|Issues in Homeland Security|
|Community-Based Supervision and Treatment|
|Special Topics in Criminology|
|Special Topics in Criminal Justice|
|Directed Study in Criminal Justice and Criminology|
|Law, Justice, and Society|
|Organized Crime in a Global Society|
|Internship in Justice Studies|
|Applied Digital Forensics I|
|Applied Digital Forensics II|
|Special Topics in Cybercrime|
|Social Science Multidisciplinary Electives|
|Select six credit hours of upper division (3000 and above) social science or related courses 4||6|
|Select 15 credit hours of free electives||15|
|Total Credit Hours||124|
Select an additional course if CRJU 2010 was taken and utilized to satisfy Area B.
Students may take STAT 1401 as a substitute for this course.
Not all electives are offered on each campus.
Upper division social science and related courses may include courses from Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science, Public Administration, International Studies, and Legal Studies. History and philosophy courses and other courses also may be included, with permission of the student’s major advisor.
Other Program Requirements
A minimum grade of “C” is required for each Area F, CRJU, and multidisciplinary requirements course taken in the major. This applies to all courses (lower and upper division). If advisor recommends, one “D” allowed if matched by “B” or higher in another course in the major.
Students may take three, six, or nine credit hours of Internship. For internships over three credit hours, students may utilize up to six credit hours to count towards fulfilling the Upper Division Criminal Justice and Criminology Electives requirement, while three credit hours may be counted towards the Free Electives requirement. Students must work with their advisor to determine the placement of these hours.
Honors in Criminal Justice and Criminology
To graduate with Honors in Criminal Justice and Criminology, a student must:
- be admitted to the Honors College;
- successfully complete at least three credit hours of Honors Research Seminar (HONS 4610) over three semesters;
- successfully complete and present an Honors Thesis or Capstone Project;
- be in good standing in the Honors College at the time of graduation.
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