2022-2023 Catalog

Criminal Justice

Degree Requirements

Area I – Foundation Skills - 3 hours

FSL 101Foundations of Scholarship and Learning

3

or

HON 101First Year Honors Seminar

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 or HON 101.

Area I - Rhetoric and Communication - 9 hours

ENG 101English Composition I

3

ENG 102English Composition II

3

or

HON 110Honors English Seminar

3

BUA 251/ENG 251Business Communications

3

or

ENG 225Spoken Word and Public Performance

3

or

SPEE 220Fundamentals of Speech

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ENG 101 and ENG 102 or HON 110.

Area I – Mathematics - 3-4 hours

Choose one from the following:
MATH 110Mathematics for the Liberal Arts

3

MATH 111College Algebra

3

MATH 119Precalculus

3

MATH 121Calculus I

4

Area I - Computer Literacy - 3 hours

CIS 170Introduction to Microcomputer Applications

3

or

ED 190Introduction to Computers for Instruction

3

Area II - The Arts - 3 hours

Choose one from the following:
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 - 3 hours

Choose one from the following:
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 from the following:
ANTH 210/SOC 210Cultural Anthropology

3

ECON 241Principles of Macroeconomics

3

ECON 242Principles of Microeconomics

3

GEOG 200World Regional Geography

3

HON 221Humanities & Social Sciences Honors Seminar

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

SOC 243Peoples and Cultures of the World in Sociological Perspective

3

Area II - History - 6 hours

Choose one sequence from the following:
HIS 111History of Western Civilization I

3

and

HIS 112History of Western Civilization II

3

or

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 the following:
ASTR 100Introduction to Astronomy

4

BIO 100Principles of Biology

4

or

BIO 111General Biology I

3

and

BIO 111LGeneral Biology I Lab

1

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

HON 140From Atoms to Evolution

4

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 Criminology 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 - 12 hours

Choose four 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 224Introduction to American State and Local Government & Politics

3

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

Required Social Science Electives - 6 hours

Choose two 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 - 15-20 hours

Select sufficient courses from any academic discipline to bring the total hours for graduation to a minimum of 120.
Total GEC Credit Hours (40-45 hours)
Total Required Criminal Justice Core Courses (36 hours)
Total Criminal Justice Electives (12 hours)
Total Political Science Requirements (6 hours)
Total Social Science Electives (6 hours)
General Electives (15-20 hours)

120 minimum hours required for graduation.