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.
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE DEGREE
|BA201||Introduction to Business||None||3|
|CJ101*||Introduction to Criminal Justice||None||3|
|CJ265||Juveniles in the Justice System||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|
|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|
|CJ467||White Collar Crime||CJ342||3|
|CM101||Principles of Communication||None||3|
|CM110||Developing Critical Thinking Skills||None||3|
|CM285*||Diversity and Inclusion||None||3|
|CS110||Introduction to Computers||None||3|
|EN221||American Literature I||EN112||3|
|HI171||World Civilization I||None||3|
|HI172||World Civilization II||HI171||3|
|PF499||Career Strategies||End of Program||3|
|Total Credits Required||120|
*21 semester credits may be credited toward degree from documentation of police academy or military MP completion.