2021-2022 Catalog

Criminal Justice with Declared Minor

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

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.

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 170Intro 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

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

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 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.

Declared Minor Requirements - 18-21 hours

Criminal Justice majors may choose only from the following minor programs of study:

Anthropology
Computational Finance
History
Mathematics
Psychology
Sociology

Any alternative minor program of study requires pre-approval by the Program Director for the Criminal Justice Program.


General Electives - 0-2 hours

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)
Minor Program of Study (18-21 hours)
General Electives (0-2 hours)

120 minimum hours required for graduation.