2018-2019 Catalog

Criminal Justice

Degree Requirements

Area I – Foundation Skills - 3 hours

FSL 101Foundations of Scholarship and Learning

3

FSL 101 is required for new and transferring freshmen with less than 24 credit hours. Students must earn a "C" or higher in FSL 101.

Area I - Rhetoric and Communication - 9 hours

ENG 101English Composition I

3

ENG 102English Composition II

3

SPEE 220Fundamentals of Speech

3

or

BUA 251/ENG 251Business Communications

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ENG 101 and ENG 102.

Area I – Mathematics (choose one) - 3-4 hours

MATH 110Mathematics for the Liberal Arts

3

MATH 111College Algebra

3

MATH 112Trigonometry

3

MATH 121Calculus I

4

Area I - Computer Literacy - 3 hours

CIS 170Intro to Microcomputer Applications

3

or

ED 190Introduction to Computers for Instruction

3

Area II - The Arts (choose one) - 3 hours

ART 191Enhancing Art Understanding

3

ENG 210Introduction to Film Studies

3

MU 129Music Listening

3

THR 100Introduction to Theatre

3

Area II - Literature in English (choose one) - 3 hours

ENG 215Introduction to Literature

3

ENG 216Topics in Literature

3

Area II - Social Science and Humanities - 6 hours

POLSC 223Introduction to American National Government & Politics

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in POLSC 223.

AND Choose one of the following:
ANTH 210/SOC 210Cultural Anthropology

3

ECON 241Principles of Macroeconomics

3

ECON 242Principles of Microeconomics

3

GEOG 200World Regional Geography

3

PHIL 201Introduction to Philosophy

3

PSY 201General Psychology

3

PSY 211Psychology of Human Growth & Development

3

SOC 221Introduction to Sociology

3

SOC 223Social Problems

3

Area II - History - 6 hours

Choose one of two sequences:
HIS 191World Civilization to 1500

3

and

HIS 192World Civilization since 1500

3

or

HIS 201History of the United States I

3

and

HIS 202History of the United States II

3

Area II - The Natural Sciences - 7-8 hours

Choose two different science disciplines from any of the following:
ASTR 100Introduction to Astronomy

4

BIO 100Principles of Biology

4

or

BIO 111General Biology I

3

CHEM 103Fundamentals of Chemistry

3

and

CHEM 103LFundamentals of Chemistry Lab

1

or

CHEM 111General Chemistry I

3

and

CHEM 111LGeneral Chemistry I Lab

1

PHY 201College Physics I

4

or

PHY 210General Physics I

4

PS 100Physical Science

4

SCI 105Special Topics in Science

4

Criminal Justice Core Requirements - 36 hours

CRJ 111/SOC 111Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

CRJ 205Research Methods and Intelligence

3

CRJ 210Investigation

3

CRJ 222/SOC 222Corrections

3

CRJ 225/SOC 225Juvenile Delinquency

3

CRJ 305Statistics for Criminiology and Criminal Justice

3

CRJ 323/SOC 323Criminology

3

CRJ 324Ethics in Criminal Justice

3

CRJ 350Effective Communication Skills for Criminal Justice Professionals

3

CRJ 408Policing in Diverse Cultures

3

CRJ 411/POLSC 411Constitutional Law

3

CRJ 421Forensic Science

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in all Criminal Justice core requirements.

Criminal Justice Electives - 15 hours

Choose five criminal justice electives at the 300 level or higher.
Students must earn a "C" or higher in Criminal Justice electives.

Political Science Requirements - 9 hours

POLSC 224Introduction to American State and Local Government & Politics

3

AND choose any other two Political Science courses.
Students must earn a "C" or higher in all Political Science requirements.

Required Social Science Electives - 15 hours

Choose five social science courses at the 300 level or higher.

ANTH - Anthropology
ECON - Economics
GEOG - Geography
HIS - History
POLSC - Political Science
PSY - Psychology
SOC - Sociology

Students must earn a "C" or higher in all social science electives.

General Electives - 0-5 hours

Total GEC Credit Hours (40-45 hours)
Total Required Criminal Justice Core Courses (36 hours)
Total Criminal Justice Electives (15 hours)
Total Political Science Requirements (9 hours)
Total Social Science Electives (15 hours)
General Electives (0-5 hours)

120 minimum hours required for graduation.