Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (BSCJ)

Law Enforcement Emphasis

University Requirements: 11 hours/Grade of "C" or better    

MA 110 Exploring Mathematics OR  MA 116 College Algebra (3)
EN 101 Freshman Composition (3)
EN 300 Advanced Composition (3)

General Education Requirements: 36 hours/Grade of "D" or better           
A. Humanities: 12 hours selected from the general education curriculum ; 3 hours must be from art, music, or theatre; no more than 6 hours from one discipline.
B. Natural Science: 12 hours selected from the general education curriculum; no more than 6 hours from one discipline.
C. Social Sciences: 12 hours selected from the general education curriculum; no more than 6 hours from one discipline.

Core Law Enforcement Courses: 36 hours/Grade of "C" or better
CJ 100 Crime & Justice in America (3)
CJ 110 Introduction to Law Enforcement (3)
CJ 120 Introduction to Corrections OR CJ 130 Public and Private Security (3)
CJ 210 Criminal Law OR LG 345 Criminal Law and Procedure (3)
CJ 220 Criminal Justice Communications (3)
CJ 230 Principles of Investigation (3)
CJ 310 Police Problems/Practices (3)
CJ 330 Judicial Process (3)
CJ 400 Criminal Justice Research Methods OR CJ 430 Criminal Policy and Issues (3)
CJ 410 Criminal Procedure/Evidence (3)
CJ 490 Law Enforcement Internship (6)

Correlate Courses: 9 hours/Grade of “C” or better
CJ 303 Diversity in American Culture OR AN/SO 207 Race and Ethnic Relations (3)
CJ 325 Applied Criminology OR SO 305 Criminology (3)
CJ 365 Police & the Community OR CJ 440 Enforcement Administration (3)

Elective Law Enforcement Courses: 6 hours from the following/Grade of “C” or better

CJ 225 Jail Workshop (3)
CJ 240 Law of Corrections (3)
CJ 260 Independent Study (1-3)
CJ 270 Juvenile Justice (3)
CJ 290 Special Topics (1-3)
CJ 305 Crime and Justice in Film (3)
CJ 315 Drug Abuse and Criminality (3)
CJ 320 Correctional Treatment Strategies (3)
CJ 340 Crime Prevention (3)
CJ 345 Homicide Investigations (3)
CJ 350 Legal Issues in Security and Safety (3)
CJ 355 Women in Criminal Justice (3)
CJ 360 Independent Study (1-3)
CJ 370 Fire Investigation and Prevention (3)
CJ 375 Forensic Psychology and Criminal Profiling (3)
CJ 380 Terrorism (3)
CJ 390 Special Topics (1-3)
CJ 395 Seminar in Metropolitan Criminal Justice (Summer) (3)
CJ 415 Forensic Science in Criminal Justice (3)
CJ 420 Probation, Parole, and Community-Based Corrections (3)
CJ 425 White Collar Crime (3)
CJ 445 Drug Enforcement Policies and Programs (3)
CJ 450 Security Administration and Management (3)
CJ 460 Correctional Administration (3)
CJ 465 Criminal Justice Planning (3)
CJ 475 The Police Experience (3)
CJ 495 The Correctional Experience (3)

Minor: A minor is required and must be approved by the Criminal Justice & Legal Studies Department.