Criminal Justice and Public Administration Degree
The mission of the Criminal Justice and Public Administration Program is to prepare students for success in graduate school and in their professional careers by providing a quality education that stresses integrity and scholarship.
The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Criminal Justice and Public Administration is designed to prepare students for graduate school and for diversified work experiences in the public sector, particularly in the criminal justice system. In addition, the Criminal Justice and Public Administration student will receive knowledge and skills which will enable him or her to pursue opportunities in loss prevention and private security.
Area I – Foundation Skills - 2 hours
|FSL 101||Foundations of Scholarship and Learning||
FSL 101 is required for new and transferring freshmen with less that 24 credit hours. Students must earn a "C" or higher in FSL 101.
Area I - Rhetoric and Communication - 15 hours
Area I – Mathematics (choose one) - 3-4 hours
Area II - Arts and Humanities (choose one) - 3 hours
Area II - Literature in English (choose one) - 3 hours
Area II - The Social Sciences (choose two) - 6 hours
Area II - History - 6 hours
Choose one of two sequences:
|HIS 191||World Civilization to 1500||
|HIS 192||World Civilization since 1500||
|HIS 201||History of the United States I||
|HIS 202||History of the United States II||
Area II - The Natural Sciences: Biology - 7-8 hours
Choose one from the following:
AND Choose one from the following:
Criminal Justice Core Requirements - 30 hours
Students must earn a "C" or higher in all Criminal Justice core requirements.
Criminal Justice Electives - 6 hours
Choose two criminal justice electives at the 300 level or higher.
Students must earn a "C" or higher in Criminal Justice electives.
Political Science Requirements - 6 hours
|POLSC 223||Introduction to American National Government & Politics||
|POLSC 224||Introduction to American State and Local Government & Politics||
Students must earn a "C" or higher in all Political Science requirements.
Public Administration Requirements - 18 hours
Students must earn a "C" or higher in all Public Administration requirements.
Required Social Science Electives - 6 hours
Choose two social science courses at the 300 level or higher.
Students must earn a "C" or higher in all social science electives.
General Electives - 7-11 hours
Select sufficient courses from any academic discipline to bring the total hours for graduation to a minimum of 120.
Total GEC Credit Hours (43-47 hours)
Total Required Criminal Justice Core Courses (30 hours)
Total Criminal Justice Electives (6 hours)
Total Political Science Requirements (6 hours)
Total Public Administration Requirements (18 hours)
Total Social Science Electives (6 hours)
Total General Electives (7-11 hours)
120 minimum hours required for graduation.