The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice is designed to provide a balanced education that
examines the multidisciplinary nature of criminal justice and the organization and operation
of each functional component in the field of law enforcement. Students will gain essential
skills and knowledge pertinent to the criminal justice system.

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree requires completion of forty (40) courses
for 120 credits. The same course may not be used to fulfill multiple requirements in general
education or major areas of this degree program.


  • Develop an understanding of criminal justice organizations and operations through courses that
    reflect current industry practice.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in researching, collecting, and organizing complex data, problem solving,
    and working collaboratively.
  • Exhibit the ability to think critically and communicate effectively, both verbally and non-verbally.
  • Demonstrates a comprehensive knowledge of the concepts, practices, and skill sets necessary in the criminal justice field.
  • Prepare for advanced study in the field of criminal justice.

General Education Requirements

The general education component is designed to emphasize cognitive development and is “general” in the following ways:

  • It is part of an ongoing desire of the  institution to enhance critical thinking, research, and writing across the curriculum;
  • It is a part of every student’s course of study, regardless of his/her area of emphasis; and
  • It is intended to impart common knowledge, intellectual concepts, and attitudes that provide a foundation upon which students can build a rewarding educational experience.


Course Course Name Prerequisites Credits
BA201 Introduction to Business None 3
CJ101* Introduction to Criminal Justice None 3
CJ126 Corrections CJ101 3
CJ256 Private Security CJ101 3
CJ261* Criminology CJ101 3
CJ265 Juveniles in the Justice System CJ101 3
CJ266 Criminal Investigation CJ101 3
CJ321 Leadership in Criminal Justice CJ101 3
CJ336* American Constitutional Law CJ101 3
CJ341* Ethical Behavior in the Criminal Justice System CJ101 3
CJ342 Criminal Law and Procedure CJ101 3
CJ363 Victimology CJ261 3
CJ371 Criminal Justice Research Methods CJ342 3
CJ376* Police and Community Relations CJ321 3
CJ431 Probation and Parole CJ126 3
CJ451 Drugs – Use and Abuse CJ101 3
CJ458 Special Populations in Criminal Justice CJ101 3
CJ463 Modern Terrorism CJ101 3
CJ467 White Collar Crime CJ342 3
CM101 Principles of Communication None 3
CM110 Developing Critical Thinking Skills None 3
CM220 Presentation Skills None 3
CM258 Conflict Management CM101 3
CM285* Diversity and Inclusion None 3
CM457 Intercultural Communication CM101 3
CS110 Introduction to Computers None 3
EN111 Composition I None 3
EN112 Composition II EN111 3
EN221 American Literature I EN112 3
GS150 General Biology None 3
GS210 Earth Science None 3
HI171 World Civilization I None 3
HI172 World Civilization II HI171 3
MA125 College Algebra None 3
PF101* Academic Strategies None 3
PF499 Career Strategies End of Program 3
PS150 American Government None 3
PY141 General Psychology None 3
SO241 General Sociology None 3
ST235 Elementary Statistics MA125 3
Total Credits Required 120

*21 semester credits may be credited toward degree from documentation of police academy or military MP completion.