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BS Criminal Justice Courses

The Bachelor of Science with a major in Criminal Justice at Trine University in Peoria, Arizona required a total of 120 credit hours to graduate. Successfully completed police academy and other law enforcement training are applicable toward this degree. The major provides a strong theoretical background along with broad-based learning through general education, electives, and degree-related prior learning.


General Education Requirements - 42 credit hours

Written Communicationcredit hours
ENG 103 English Composition I (3)
ENG 113 English Composition II (3)

Oral Communication3 credit hours 
SP 203 Effective Speaking (3)
or
COM 163 Interpersonal Communication (3)

Social Science and Humanities12 credit hours 
HIS 103 American History I (3) and
HIS 113 American History II (3)
or
HIS 203 World Civilization I and
HIS 213 World Civilization II (3)
Humanities Elective (6)

Mathematics and Science 12 credit hours
MA 113 College Algebra
or MA 153 Finite Math (3)
BIO 103 General Biology (3)
Science Elective (3)
Mathematics or Science Elective (3)

Other 9 credit hours
SOC 103 Principles of Sociology
or PSY 113 Principles of Psychology (3)
GOV 113 Introduction to Government (3)
INF 103 Information Technology Application (3)


Criminal Justice Core - 63 credit hours
UE 111 Adult Learning Orientation (1)
GOV 333 State and Local Government (3)
GOV 403 American Constitutional Development (3)
LE 103 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3)
LE 153 Juvenile Justice (3)
LE 253 Probation, Parole & Community Corrections (3)
LE 263 Introduction to Criminal Law & Justice (3)
LE 273 Criminal Procedures and Evidence (3)
LE 343 Criminalistics & Crime Scene Investigations I (3)
LE 433 Criminal Justice Capstone Demonstration
or LE 473 Law Enforcement Internship (3)
PSY 383 Forensic Psychology (3)

Electives 32 credit hours
Elective are determined in conjunction with an advisor and based on student career objectives.


Select one of the following concentrations - 15 credit hours

Option A - Agency Administration and Forensic/Correctional Psychology
LE 313 Police Administration (3)
LE 363 Institutional Corrections and Corrections Law (3)
LE 423 Criminal Justice Agency Administration (3)
MGT 313 HR Management (3)
MGT 363 Organizational Behavior (3)

Option B - Forensic/Correctional Psychology
LE 363 Institutional Corrections and Correctional Law (3)
PSY 323 Abnormal Psychology (3)
PSY 413 The Psychology of Addiction (3)
PSY 423 Counseling Theories and Practices (3)
PSY 443 Advanced Forensic Psychology (3)

Option C - Psychology
PSY 323 Abnormal Psychology (3)
PSY 333 Psychology of Personality (3)
PSY 343 Social Psychology (3)
PSY 353 Child & Adolescent Psychology (3)
PSY 423 Counseling Theories & Practices (3)

Option D - Academy Training/Professional Training
Can be filled by documented Academy, Fire, Police, EMT or Military Training and/or Prior Learning.