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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 31 credits in criminal justice. A minimum of 120 credits are required for graduation.

The criminal justice curriculum includes mandatory courses, worth 19 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 Credits

Introduction to Criminal Justice …………………….......… 3
Introduction to Criminal Justice Research ……………… 1
Police Process ……………………………..…................…….. 3
Courts Process …………………………….................……….. 3
Corrections Process ……………………………..........……….. 3
Crime and Criminal Justice Policy…………....……………. 3
Methods of Social Welfare Research ……….....………… 3
Electives in Criminal Justice …………………… ........…… 12

TOTAL… .................................... .......................31