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Criminal Justice Curriculum

Criminal justice majors initially complete a two-year liberal arts foundation, including the University’s General Education Requirements. Next, they earn 34 credits in criminal justice. A minimum of 120 credits are required for graduation.

The criminal justice curriculum includes mandatory courses, worth 22 credits, and elective courses, worth 12 credits. Elective courses include those in juvenile justice, victimology, jails, and women and the criminal justice system. Students may also elect a field placement in a criminal justice agency, and studying one semester in Bristol, England.

Some courses may be taken online or partially online. Below are the courses students must take in criminal justice.

Criminal Justice Courses


Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 Credits
Introduction to Criminal Justice Research 1 Credit
Police Process 3 Credits
Courts Process 3 Credits
Corrections Process 3 Credits
Crime and Criminal Justice Policy 3 Credits
Methods of Social Welfare Research 3 Credits
Criminal Justice Capstone Seminar 3 Credits
Electives in Criminal Justice 12 Credits
TOTAL 34 Credits