The mission of the criminal justice program is to provide students with a strong foundation in the studies of criminology including criminal law, legal systems, corrections, and policing in order to prepare them to enter advanced programs in legal studies and law enforcement, and for allied careers in the criminal justice field. 

Program Outcomes:

Students completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice will be able to:

  • understand crime
  • understand the ethics of criminal justice
  • demonstrate a knowledge of the judicial system
  • demonstrate critical thinking
  • demonstrate research and writing skills
  • appreciate race, culture and gender
  • demonstrate appropriate interpersonal behavior
Strongly Recommended General Education Courses
SOC 101Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 330Race and Ethnic Relations3
PSY 255Psychology of Addiction3
Students should also have skills in using word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
Required Courses
CRJ 201Criminal Law and Procedure3
CRJ 210Criminal Courts3
CRJ 300Legal Writing and Communication3
CRJ 320Police and Sicietal Interactions3
CRJ 330Corrections3
CRJ 351Drugs, Alcohol, and Crime3
CRJ 360Race, Gender, Ethnicity, and Criminal Justice3
CRJ 361Juvenile Justice and Delinquency3
CRJ 420Police Response to Protests, Riots, and Disasters3
CRF 445Criminal Justice Internship3
CRJ 460Victimology and Restorative Justice3
CRJ 490Criminal Justice Seminar3
MA 285XStatistics4
POL 250American Government3
POL 255XConstitutional Law3
SOC 324XCriminology3
Total Hours49