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Criminal Justice / Law Enforcement Administration (BA)

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Sample Degree Plan Courses

The following is a list of courses based on sample degree plan. Other requirements may be necessary to complete this degree.

Criminal Justice

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

Major Requirements

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

Prerequisite Courses

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

CJ Intro to Criminal Justice
3.0
CJ Criminology
3.0
CJ Criminal Procedure
3.0
CJ Meth of Criminal Justice Res
3.0

Elective Group I

Two or three of the following courses (6 to 9 credits)

2 courses required.

CJ Policing
3.0
CJ Corrections
3.0

Elective Group II

Nine to 12 credits from the following courses including 3 credits in Criminal Justice 424, 434, 445, 456, 466, or 485. At least 9 credits must be at the 400-level.

9.0 Hrs. required.

CJ Intro to Forensic Science
3.0
CJ Investigation Procedures
3.0
CJ Honors Study
1.0
CJ Minorities Crime & Soc Policy
3.0

College of Social Sciences

All courses must be taken and any degree course group requirements (if any) must be met.

Social Science Requirement

Complete a minimum of 15 credits in the following departments, schools, and programs: Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Economics, Geography, History, Human Development and Family Studies, Labor and Industrial Relations, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, and Urban and Regional Planning. A maximum of 4 credits of Social Science 493 or 496 may apply.

15.0 Hrs. required.

Arts and Letters Requirement

Complete a minimum of 9 credits in the College of Arts and Letters. The following College of Education courses may also be counted toward this requirement:  Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education (CEP) 341 American Sign Language and the Deaf Community, CEP 441A American Sign Language I, CEP 441B American Sign Language II, CEP 442A American Sign Language III, and CEP 442B American Sign Language IV. A department or school may require its majors to complete specific courses or particular subject matter areas in the College of Arts and Letters to satisfy this college requirement.

9.0 Hrs. required.

Natural Science Requirement

Complete a minimum of 6 credits in the College of Natural Science or in alternative courses selected from a list approved by the Curriculum and Academic Policies Committee. A department or school may require its majors to complete specific courses or particular subject matter areas in the College of Natural Science to satisfy this college requirement. Mathematics 1825, 100E, and 290 may not apply to this requirement for the Bachelor of Arts degree.

6.0 Hrs. required.

Free Electives

Additional courses to meet credit requirements.  120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice.

30.0 Hrs. required.

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