Program Requirements

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Sample Four Year Plan

This sample four year (120 hour) profile is based on an early decision on the major, a heavy concentration of Liberal Arts Core requirements in the first two years, a regular progression through the program, and an average credit load of 15 hours per semester. The program does not require Criminal Justice majors to have a minor, but a minor is highly recommended. Reference to minor courses is included here for those who may choose that option.

  • Freshman Year Fall Semester (15 hrs.)
    • CRJ 110: Introduction to Criminal Justice (3 hrs.)
    • Liberal Arts Core (12 hrs.)
    • LIB 150: Introduction to Undergraduate Research (1 hr.)
  • Freshman Year Spring Semester (15 hrs.)
    • CRJ 220 Policing Systems (3 hrs.)
    • SOC 100 Principles of Sociology (3 hrs) - a prerequisite for other SOC classes
    • Liberal Arts Core (9 hrs.)
  • Sophomore Year Fall Semester (15 hrs.)
    • CRJ 230 Judicial Process (3 hrs.)
    • CRJ 250 Introduction to Victim Studies (3 hrs.)
    • Liberal Arts Core: STAT 150 (3 hrs.)
    • Liberal Arts Core (3 hrs.)
    • Minor course (3 hrs.)
  • Sophomore Year Spring Semester (15 hrs.)
    • CRJ 240 Correctional Systems (3 hrs.)
    • CRJ elective (3 hrs.)
    • Liberal Arts Core (6 hrs.)
    • Minor courses (3 hrs.)
  • Junior Year Fall Semester (15 hrs.)
    • CRJ 370 Professionalism & Ethics (3 hrs.)
    • CRJ 360 Theories of Crime OR SOC 340 Juvenile Delinquency (3 hrs.)
    • CRJ elective (3 hrs.)
    • Minor courses (3 hrs.)
    • Elective (3 hrs)
  • Junior Year Spring Semester (15 hrs.)
    • CRJ 380 Justice Research and Statistics (3 hrs.)
    • Minor course (6 hrs.)
    • Electives (6 hrs.)
  • Senior Year Fall Semester (15 hrs.)
    • CRJ elective (3 hrs.) - CRJ 492 Internship is recommended
    • Minor course (3 hrs.)
    • Electives (9 hrs.)
  • Senior Year Spring Semester (15 hrs.)
    • CRJ 410 Comparative Justice Systems (3 hrs.)
    • CRJ elective (3 hrs.)
    • Minor course (3 hrs.)
    • Elective (6 hrs.)

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If you have any questions about our requirements that aren’t answered here, please consult your adviser.