Criminal Justice Administration

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration

The major in Criminal Justice Administration is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the complete criminal justice system within society in the United States. There are three areas of concentration the student can choose from which to build on the core curriculum: Law Enforcement, Corrections, and Security. Providing a comprehensive understanding from a theoretical, philosophical, and practical perspective, the program provides a broad background for over 40 basic career opportunities in the criminal justice system, both in the public and private sectors, at the local, state, national, and international levels.

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Full Credit Hour Requirements for Bachelor of Science Degree 

B.S. Major – 45 hours, 2.0 GPA
Core Curriculum
3 cr. - CJ 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice Administration
3 cr. - CJ 105 Criminal Law
3 cr. - CJ 200 Criminology
3 cr. - CJ 221 Criminal Procedure
3 cr. - CJ 300 Agency Administration
3 cr. - CJ 430 Research in Criminal Justice
3 cr. - CJ 440 Internship in Criminal Justice
3 cr. - CJ 441 Senior Writing Project
3 cr. - CJ 450 Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice
24 cr. - Sub-TOTAL

6 cr. - Area of Concentration (One of the following areas)
     Area A. Law Enforcement
        CJ231 Introduction to Law Enforcement
        CJ311 Criminal Investigation
     Area B. Corrections
       CJ232 Introduction to Corrections
       CJ322 Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections
     Area C. Security
       CJ233 Introduction to Security
       CJ333 Security Administration
12 cr. - Criminal Justice Electives
(From Criminal Justice courses not in the Core or the individual student’s Area of Concentration: one 200-level course and three 300-level and/or 400-level courses, at least one of which must be 400-level courses)

Special Admission Requirements