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.

Credit Hours
General Requirements (Core Areas A - E)42
Additional Requirements4
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major18
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Universal Justice
Introduction to Policing
Introduction to Corrections
Select six credit hours from the following: 1
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
Major Requirements
CRJU   3110Legal Process3
CRJU   3120Ethics in Criminal Justice3
CRJU   3234Research Methods3
CRJU   3420Applying Elementary Statistics in Justice and Crime Research 23
Emphasis in Criminal Justice and Criminology
CRJU   3233Criminology3
Select 3 credit hours from the following:3
Criminal Law
Evidence and Procedure
Capstone Course
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 18 credit hours from the following: 318
Corporate Crime
Criminal Justice Admin
Cyber Criminology
Juvenile Justice
Gangs and Society
Drugs and Society
Family Violence
School Violence
Gender, Crime, and Justice
Crime and Justice in Public Policy
Conflict Resolutioin
Inequalities, Crime, and Justice
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
Comparative Justice Systems
Organized Crime in a Global Society
Internship in Justice Studies
Cyber Forensics
Applied Digital Forensics I
Applied Digital Forensics II
Special Topics in Cybercrime
Hackers, Malware, and Online Economic Crime
Cybercrimes against Persons and Society
Social Science Multidisciplinary Electives
Select six credit hours of upper division (3000 and above) social science and related courses 46
Select 15 credit hours of free electives15
Total Credit Hours124

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 University Honors Program;
  • 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 University Honors Program at the time of graduation.


All Criminal Justice and Criminology majors, including students in the UHP, are advised by an advisor assigned to the major.