Criminal Justice - Courses

Degree Course Requirements

The curriculum requires the completion of 120 hours of course work. The average course load is 15-16 hours based on eight semesters.

Program Objectives:

  • Provide students with knowledge of human behavior.
  • Provide students with a breadth of study of law and appropriate relevant studies of history, political science, and psychology to facilitate entry into advanced professional careers.
  • Provide students with opportunities to experience the day-to-day requirements of practitioners in their chosen fields through the use of internships.
  • Familiarize students with the ethical behavior patterns demanded in professional conduct.
  • Familiarize students with the skills necessary for good citizenship.


Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice Major - 120 hours

General Education  - 42 hours
Written Communication - 6 hrs.
Oral Communication - 3 hrs.
Social Sciences & Humanities - 12 hrs.
Mathematics & Science - 10 hrs.
Other - 11 hours

Program Requirements - 46hours
GOV 333 State and Local Government
GOV 403 American Constitutional Development
LE 103 Introduction to Criminal Justice
LE 153 Juvenile Justice
LE 253 Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections
LE 263 Introduction to Criminal Law and Justice
LE 273 Criminal Procedures and Evidence
LE 343 Criminalistics and Crime Scene Investigations I
LE 473 Law Enforcement Internship I
or
LE 433 Criminal Justice Capstone Demonstration
PSY 383 Forensic Psychology
UE 101 University Experience

Select one of the following five concentrations - 15 hours

Option A - Law Enforcement

  • LE 313 Police Administration
  • LE 353 Criminalistics & Crime Scene Investigations II
  • LE 423 Criminal Justice & Agency Administration
  • PSY 443 Advanced Forensic Psychology
  • SOC 323 The Family

Option B - Forensic/Correctional Psychology

  • LE 363 Institutional Corrections & Correctional Law
  • PSY 323 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 413 The Psychology of Addiction
  • PSY 423 Counseling Theories & Practices
  • PSY 443 Advanced Forensic Psychology

Option C - Agency Administration

  • LE 313 Police Administration
  • LE 363 Institutional Corrections & Correctional Law
  • LE 423 Criminal Justice & Agency Administration
  • MGT 313 Human Resources Management
  • MGT 363 Organizational Behavior

Option D - Psychology

  • PSY 323 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 333 Psychology of Personality
  • PSY 343 Social Psychology
  • PSY 353 Child & Adolescent Psychology
  • PSY 423 Counseling Theories & Practices

Option E - Indiana Law Enforcement Academy

  • LE 4015 Successful completion of Indiana Law Enforcement Academy Basic Training Course

Additional Requirements - 32 hours
Electives - 32 hours