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Registrar's Bulletin Spring 2018

Registrar's Bulletin for Spring 2018

Curriculum Planning Guide BA Criminal Justice 2016-2017

Download this Planning Guide to be sure you're completing all requirements if you entered under the 2016-2017 catalog and are using these requirements to complete your degree.

Registration for Spring 2018

  Course No. Course Title Cr General Education  
           
  CJ 1010 The Criminal Justice System 3    
  CJ 1050 Emerging Technology in Criminal Justice  3 Connection Technology   TECO
  CJ 2040 Criminal Adjudication 3    
  CJ 2070 Corrections 3    
  CJ 3050 The Law Enforcement Environment 3    
  CJ 3090 Criminology 3    
  CJ 3150 Society, Ethics, and the Law   3 Connection Diversity DICO
  CJ 3150 Society, Ethics, and the Law     Connection Integrative INCO
  CJ 4400 Research Methods in Criminal Justice 3    
  CJ 4800 Criminal Justice Seminar  3 Connection Writing WRCO
  SO 2220 Foundations of Sociology  3 Connection Diversity DICO
           
  Part A   Complete One Part A Major Elective 3    
  AN 3600 Forensic Anthropology      
  CJ 3000 Criminal Investigation      
  CJ 3010 Forensic Science      
  CJ 3030 Forensic Science Laboratory      
  CJ 3070 Race, Class, Crime, and Justice      
  CJ 3080 Juvenile Delinquency      
  CJ 3250 Management and Planning in Criminal Justice      
  CJ 3300 Criminal Law in Literature      
  CJ 3400 Homeland Security      
  CJ 3500 Women and Crime      
  CJ 3710 Topics in Criminal Justice      
  IS 4360 Cultural Diversity and American Society     Connection Diversity DICO
  IS 4360 Cultural Diversity and American Society     Connection Integrative INCO
  PO 3630 Constitutional Law: Civil Liberties      
  SO 3080 Juvenile Delinquency      
  SO 3180 Sociology of Deviance    Connection Diversity DICO
  SO 3370 Sociology of Race and Ethnicity      
  SO 3380 Drugs and Society     Connection Integrative INCO
           
  Part B  Complete One Part B Major Elective      
  CJ 3070 Race, Class, Crime, and Justice      
  CJ 3500 Women and Crime      
  IS 4360 Cultural Diversity and American Society     Connection Diversity DICO
  IS 4360 Cultural Diversity and American Society     Connection Integrative INCO
  SO 3180 Sociology of Deviance       
  SO 3370 Sociology of Race and Ethnicity      
           
  Quantitative  Complete One of the Following      
  CJ 2350 Statistics for Criminal Justice     Connection Quantitative Reasoning QRCO
  MA 2300 Statistics I    Connection Quantitative Reasoning QRCO
  MA 2350 Statistics for Criminal Justice     Connection Quantitative Reasoning QRCO
           
  Gen Ed Complete All of the Following      
  EN 1200 Composition 3 First Year Experience FYE
  IS 1111 The First Year Seminar  3 First Year Experience FYE
  MA Mathematics Foundations (MA 1500 or higher) 3 First Year Experience FYE
  CTDI Creative Thought Directions 3 Direction Creative Thought CTDI
      3 Direction Creative Thought CTDI
  PPDI Past and Present Directions 3 Direction Past & Present PPDI
      3 Direction Past & Present PPDI
  SIDI Scientific Inquiry Directions 4 (or 3) Direction Scientific Inquiry SIDI
      4 (or 3) Direction Scientific Inquiry SIDI
  SSDI Self and Society Directions 3 Direction Self & Society SSDI
      3 Direction Self & Society SSDI
  WECO Wellness Connection 3 Connection Wellness WECO
           
           
  Foreign Language   4 (or 3) Connection Global Awareness GACO
      4 (or 3) Connection Global Awareness GACO
  Electives Several of the Major Electives have prerequisites; see their course description for details.      

Free Elective or a Minor

Free Electives or a Minor

 

The Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice degree requires a total of 120 credits. 

The design of the major leaves about 34 to 37 credits of "free electives."  Free electives include any course you choose regardless of subject discipline or level.  You can use the free electives to complete a minor or to take courses of interest to you.  After completing all of the requirements above, and all General Education requirements, select free electives until you reach the total of 120 credits required for the degree.

Complementary Courses

Complementary Courses:  Students in Criminal Justice are encouraged to consider a minor in another department that would interface with the field of Criminal Justice. Free electives could be used to fulfill the requirements for minors such as:  Anthropology/Sociology, Child Welfare and Family Studies, Computing, French, Geographic Information Systems, Media Studies, Peace and Social Justice Studies, Political Science, Pre-Law, Psychology or Spanish.

Credit and Course Level Requirements

For all students, at least 50 percent of the total course work for the major must be at the 3000/4000 level.  The Department of Criminal Justice does not award course credit for life experience or training.

120 credits are required to complete the degree.

Be sure to complete:

  • major requirements
  • General Education requirements
  • 3000/4000 level in the major requirements
    (50 percent of the total course work for the major)
  • 120 total credits