The goals of the Criminal Justice major are to:
Prepare graduates to meet the demands of the 21st century in the field of Criminal Justice, by making sure students are aware of the issues, concepts, philosophies and theories in criminal justice through quality teaching by continuing to strengthen teaching and student learning in the major.
Prepare students to pursue advanced studies or a career in Criminal Justice and or related professions such as Public Administration, Political Science, Sociology, and Law.
A major in Criminal Justice requires:
- 50 hours in General Education
- 33 hours in Criminal Justice Major Core Courses
- 24 hours in Social Science Core Courses
- 12 restrictive electives
- 3 hours in free electives
To graduate with a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Criminal Justice, 122 semester credit hours are required.
Criminal Justice (Non-Traditional Students)
The goals of the Non-Traditional Criminal Justice major are to:
1. Prepare the graduate with the appropriate knowledge, skill, and background to pursue a meaningful career in Criminal Justice and related professions; and
2. Prepare the graduate with the appropriate knowledge, skills, and background to pursue graduate or advanced studies in Criminal Justice or the related fields of Public Administration, Political Science, Sociology, Law, etc.
The non-traditional Criminal Justice major requires:
- 50 hours in General Education courses
- 46 semester hours of course work in the Criminal Justice major
- 26 free electives.
A minimum of 122 hours are needed to graduate.