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Criminal Justice      


The Department of Criminal Justice provides students with a foundation for direct entry into criminal justice related careers and for further study in graduate and professional schools. The curriculum focuses on critical analysis of issues of crime and justice, paying careful attention to social policy.


At the completion of the Criminal Justice program, graduates will:

  1. Have knowledge of the judicial system of the nation;
  2. Have knowledge of those conditions and circumstances which can prevent criminal behavior.
  3. Understand factors leading to rehabilitating offenders; and,
  4. Be prepared for employment opportunities in a variety of criminal justice fields including law enforcement, law probation, juvenile services, private security, public administration/planning, counseling, research, regulatory agencies, and law.

Requirements for the Major in Criminal Justice

A major in Criminal Justice consist of 39 credit hours (13 courses) in the area of Sociology and Criminal Justice as indicated in the curriculum chart.

Requirements for the Minor in Criminal Justice

The minor in Criminal Justice requires eighteen (18) hours to include CRJ 131, CRJ 433, CRJ 331, and CRJ 332. The remaining courses may be taken as Criminal Justice electives.

Criminal Justice Curriculum and Suggested Program

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