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Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

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Requirements

The Bachelor of Science in criminal justice degree is ideal for the law enforcement professional. 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.

In the degree program descriptions that follow, an asterisk (*) indicates that those courses satisfy the University's general education requirements.

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice 120 Hours

General Education Requirements 42 Hours

Written Communication 6 Hours
*ENG 103 English Composition I (3)
*ENG 113 English Composition II (3)

Oral Communication 3 Hours
*SP 203 Effective Speaking (3)
or
*COM 163 Interpersonal Communication (3)

Social Science and Humanities 12 Hours
*ECO 213 Microeconomics (3)

or
*ECO 223 Macroeconomics (3)
*GOV 113 Introduction to Government (3)
*Humanities Elective (3)

*Humanities Elective (3)

Mathematics and Science 12 Hours
*MA 103 Business Algebra (3)

or
*MA 113 College Algebra (3)

or
*MA 153 Finite Math (3)
*BIO 103 General Biology (3)
*Science Elective (3)
*Mathematics or Science Elective (3)

Other 9 Hours

*SOC 103 Introduction to Sociology (3)
*PSY 113 Principles of Psychology (3)

General Education Elective (3)

Criminal Justice Requirements 78 Hours

Criminal Justice Core 39 Hours
GOV 403 American Constitutional Development (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 353 Criminalistics & Crime Scene Investigations II (3)
LE 363 Institutional Corrections & Correctional Law (3)
LE 423 Criminal Justice Agency Administration (3)
LE 433 Criminal Justice Capstone Demonstration (3)
LE 453 Topics in Criminal Justice (3)
PSY 323 Abnormal Psychology (3)
PSY 383 Forensic Psychology (3)

Additional Program Requirements 21 Hours

UE 111 Adult Learning Orientation (1)

HIS 103 American History I (3)
HIS 113 American History II (3)

Degree Related Electives or Prior Learning Credits (14)

Concentration Option 18 Hours
Choose from one of the 18 credit hour modules listed below:

Psychology Module
PSY 333 Psychology of Personality (3)
PSY 343 Social Psychology (3)
PSY 353 Child & Adolescent Psychology (3)
PSY 363 Counseling (3)
PSY 413 Psychology of Addiction (3)
PSY 423 Counseling Theories & Practices (3)

Emergency Management Module
EM 103 Introduction to Emergency Management (3)
EM 223 Risk Assessment & Vulnerability (3)
EM 383 Preparedness & Response Operations (3)
EM 403 Managing the Consequences of Terrorism (3)
Emergency Management Elective (3)
Emergency Management Elective (3)

Academy Training / Prior Learning Module
This module can only be filled by documented Academy (Fire, Police, EMT) or Military Training and/or Prior Learning

Management / Leadership
COM 213 Business Communication (3)
MGT 313 Human Resource Management (3)
MGT 323 Leadership (3)
MGT 333 Supervision (3)
MGT 363 Organizational Behavior (3)

Choose one course from below:
PHL 313 Ethic (3)
FIN 333 Public Finances (3)

Total in Degree Program: 120 Hours

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