skip to content

Degree Requirements for Students Entering Fall 2014:

Required Courses:
  • GOV 2213 Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • GOV 3243 Criminal Law  
  • GOV 4083 Constitutional Law: Individual Rights
  • SOCI 2133 Crime in America
  • SOCI 3003 Theories of Crime and Deviance
  • SOCI 3053 Social Research
Choose six hours from the following courses:
  • GOV 3153
  • GOV 3233
  • SOCI 4303
Professional Development Courses:
  • GOV 4903 (Criminal Justice Ethics)
  • Choose six additional hours of approved professional development electives.
Plus 15 hours from the list below of which 9 must be advanced:
  • GOV 2223 Criminal Investigation
  • GOV 3153 Legal Environment
  • GOV 3233 Police Policies and Practices
  • GOV 3253 Criminal Evidence and Procedure
  • GOV 3333 Urban Government
  • GOV 4073 Constitional Law: Government Structure
  • GOV 4093 Constitutional Rights and Criminal Justice
  • GOV 4113 Public Administration
  • GOV 4133 Women in Leadership
  • GOV 4143 Drug Law and Policy
  • GOV 4433 Family Law
  • HIST 3213 History of Law and Justice
  • SOCI 3043 Deviant Behavior and Social Control
  • SOCI 3063 Urban Sociology
  • SOCI 3093 Racial and Ethnic Groups in the United States
  • SOCI 3113 Juvenile Delinquency
  • SOCI 4023 Sexualities and Identities
  • SOCI 4203 Family Violence and Sexual Assault
  • SOCI 4303 Correctional Systems and Practices 

Degree Requirements for Students Entering Before Fall 2014:

Required Courses:

  • GOV 2213   Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • GOV 3243   Criminal Law
  • GOV 4073   Constitutional Law: Government Structure
  • GOV 4083   Constitutional Law: Individual Rights
  • SOCI 2133  Crime in America
  • SOCI 3003  Theories of Crime and Deviance
  • SOCI 3043  Deviant Behavior and Social Control
  • SOCI 3053  Social Research
Plus 15 hours from the list below of which 9 must be advanced:
  • GOV 2223   Criminal Investigation
  • GOV 3153   Legal Environment
  • GOV 3233   Police Policies and Practices
  • GOV 3253   Criminal Evidence and Procedure
  • GOV 3333   Urban Government
  • GOV 4093   Constitutional Rights and Criminal Justice
  • GOV 4113   Public Administration
  • GOV 4133   Women in Leadership
  • GOV 4143   Drug Law and Policy
  • GOV 4433   Family Law
  • HIST 3213   History of Law and Justice
  • SOCI 3063  Urban Sociology
  • SOCI 3093  Racial and Ethnic Groups in the United States
  • SOCI 3113  Juvenile Delinquency
  • SOCI 4023  Sexualities and Identities
  • SOCI 4203  Family Violence and Sexual Assault 
  • SOCI 4303  Correctional Systems and Practices

All students must complete the Core Curriculum Requirements and Foreign Language Requirements (for students entering Spring 2012-BA: 6 hours same foreign language). The following courses are designed to fulfill core curriculum requirements:

  • SOCI 1013 should be taken for Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Three hours of Literature should be taken for Humanities

Electives as necessary to total 120 hours of which 36 must be advanced.  Students are encouraged to select internship credit as part of the electives

NOTE: 

  • No grade lower than C can be counted as credit toward completion of a major or minor in Criminal Justice. A course can be repeated for credit no more than twice – that is, taken a total of three times.
  • No more than three hours of Internship credit can be counted toward a major in Criminal Justice, and none can be counted toward a minor.
  • Criminal Justice Majors must take a three-hour 1000-level sociology course (preferably SOCI 1013, with a grade of C or better) before taking an advanced sociology course.
  • Internship credit will not be given for former or current employment.
  • Students are not allowed Independent Study credit for courses typically offered as organized classes.
      

Criminal Justice Minor

A minor in Criminal Justice consists of 18 hours as follows:

  • GOV 2213. Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • SOCI 2133. Crime in America

Plus 6 hours from among:

  • SOCI 3003. Theories of Crime and Deviance
  • SOCI 3043. Deviant Behavior and Social Control
  • SOCI 3063. Urban Sociology
  • SOCI 3093. Racial and Ethnic Groups in the United States
  • SOCI 3113. Juvenile Delinquency
  • SOCI 4023. Sexualities and Identities
  • SOCI 4203. Family Violence and Sexual Assault
  • SOCI 4303. Correctional Systems and Practices
  • SOCI 4313. Correctional Counseling

And 6 hours from among:

  • GOV 3233. Police Policies and Practices
  • GOV 3243. Criminal Law
  • GOV 3253. Criminal Evidence and Procedure
  • GOV 3333. Urban Government
  • GOV 4073. Constitutional Law: Governmental Structure
  • GOV 4083. Constitutional Law: Individual Rights
  • GOV 4113. Public Administration
  • GOV 4133. Women in Leadership
  • GOV 4143. Drug Law and Policy
  • GOV 4433. Family Law

page last updated 8/5/2014 11:37 AM