Oct 01, 2023  
2019-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice, BS (CIP 43.0104)

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The following courses must be successfully completed with a grade of “C” or better in order to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice:


The following outline of courses details requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. Meeting graduation requirements is the responsibility of the student. Refer to the catalog for curricular specifics and a complete listing of required and elective courses and descriptions. Students must earn “C” or better in all “GEP” courses so indicated.  Note: If the HSEP concentration is chosen, elective hours may be used to meet requirements.

Plan of Study

The Plan of Study includes Major Requirements (Core Requirements, Supporting courses and Electives) and the University General Education Program Requirements. 



Major Requirements (69)

Include Major Core Requirements, Supporting Courses and Electives.

Students must earn a “C” or higher in ALL courses in the major.

Concentration (18)

For the HSEP concentration, take HSEP 101, HSEP 102, HSEP 202, HSEP 300, HSEP 302, and HSEP 304 in place of the Free Electives.

Electives (If applicable 12)

  • (3) (Y2/Fall)
  • (3) (Y4/Fall)
  • (3) (Y4/Spring)
  • (3) (Y4/Spring)

Degree Totals

Major Requirements 69  
University GEP

Total Degree Hours: 121

General Education Program Requirements 52 - 58 Credit Hours

University GEP Core Requirements: Minimum of fifty-two (52) hours is required. Students who enter as a first-time freshman must take an entrance assessment.  A minimum grade of “C” is required in English (ENGL 131, ENGL 132, ENGL 150, LIS 150) and Mathematics (MATH 131 & MATH 132).  Students that have course requirements waived must satisfy the MINIMUM required hours of 120 in order to graduate.


First Year Experience - 4 credits

Freshmen are required to complete the First Year Experience classes in their first two semesters.

Communication 12 - 18 credits

Written and Oral Communication Definition:

Written and Oral Communications is the ability to impart and interchange information of ideas within a meaningful context using various rhetorical modes such as descriptive, informative, analytical and argumentative writing.

All students are required to take ENGL 131 or ENGL 131L, ENGL 132, COMM 201, and one foreign language at the 132 level or higher. Some students will be required to take ENGL 150 and LIS 150.

Spiritual Development - 3 credit

Critical thinking is characterized by the comprehensive exploration of issues, ideas, artifacts, and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion. Spiritual development is the ability to understand diverse religions and to develop positive spiritual growth.

Health and Wellness - 5 credits

Ability to understand, develop and adopt positive behaviors and life strategies that promote physical, mental, emotional, social well-being.

STEM Literacy 13-15 credits

Mathematics 6-8 credits

Students are required to take at least six credit hours of mathematics. Note 1: STEM majors are required to take MATH 135 and MATH 231. Note 2: Accounting and Business majors are required to take MATH 135 and either MATH 224 or MATH 231. All other majors can satisfy mathematics requirements by taking  MATH 131 and MATH 132 or MATH 174.  

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