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Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration is designed to permit the pursuit of different professional career goals while integrating the general study of criminal justice and law with other relevant disciplines. A degree in criminal justice administration prepares students for entry-level employment in law enforcement, corrections, and loss prevention, for promotion and leadership roles, and for graduate study and law school. Students who have completed a state police academy or the corrections basic training academy should refer to the Partners in Law Enforcement program (PILE), or Partners in Corrections program for transfer credit possibility. A Crime Scene Investigation certificate is also available to students completing a Criminal Justice degree.

Department

Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements: 38-41 sem.

  • For a complete list of general education courses click here​. For additional information on general education requirements click here.
  • Ethics Course Requirement: 3 sem. hrs
  • CJAD 345 Ethics and Morality in Criminal Justice or 3 hrs
  • PHIL 330 Ethics 3 hrs

Multicultural Requirement 3 sem. hrs

  • All courses that meet this requirement can be found here.

Core Requirements 51 sem. hrs

  • All must be completed with a grade of C or higher. Courses in the major cannot be taken as Pass/Fail:
  • CJAD 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice Administration 3 hrs
  • CJAD 301 Criminal Law 3 hrs
  • CJAD 311 Police in a Democratic Society 3 hrs
  • CJAD 320 Cultural Diversity in Criminal Justice* 3 hrs
  • CJAD 325 Juvenile Justice System and Procedures 3 hrs
  • CJAD 345 Ethics and Morality in Criminal Justice 3 hrs
  • CJAD 350 Corrections and Penology 3 hrs
  • CJAD 390 Criminal Justice Practicum 3 hrs
  • CJAD 405 Laws of Criminal Evidence 3 hrs
  • CJAD 415 Criminal Procedures 3 hrs
  • CJAD 451 Management of Criminal Justice Agencies 3 hrs
  • CJAD 495 Integrative Seminar 3 hrs
  • CJAD 499 Advanced Criminal Justice Internship 3 hrs
  • POSC 340 Judicial Process 3 hrs
  • PSYC 324 Statistics for the Behavioral and Natural Sciences or 3 hrs
  • BIOL 324 Statistics for the Behavioral and Natural Sciences or 3 hrs
  • SOCI 324 Statistics for the Behavioral and Natural Sciences 3 hrs
  • PSYC 325 Quantitative Research Design or 3 hrs
  • SOCI 325 Quantitative Research Design 3 hrs
  • SOCI 321 Criminology or 3 hrs
  • SOCI 331 Juvenile Delinquency 3 hrs

Behavioral, Forensic, and Social Sciences Electives 9 sem. hrs

  • Three hours must be Criminal Justice electives. The remaining six hours must be from one of the following:
  • - Human Services
  • - Political Science
  • - Psychology
  • - Sociology
  • FRSC 305 Forensic Anthropology 3 hrs
  • FRSC 327 Fingerprint Evidence 3 hrs
  • FRSC 445 Forensic Pathology 3 hrs

Electives (without CSI Certificate hours) 16-19 sem. hrs

Certificate in Crime Scene Investigation (Optional) 15 sem. hrs

Total Semester Hours 120 sem. hrs

  • Candidates for the baccalaureate degree with a major in Criminal Justice must pass, with a grade of C or higher, CJAD 495 Integrative Seminar 3 hours, as a culminating evaluative experience.

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