B.A. in Criminal Justice (CJ.BA)

B.A. in Criminal Justice (CJ.BA)

Major Requirements/Criminal Justice (46 credits)
CJ-101Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CJ-211Statistics for Criminal Justice3
CJ-305Criminal Law3
CJ-315Research Methods3
or HLS-315 Homeland Security Research Methods
CJ-325Criminal Procedure3
CJ-375Internship in Criminal Justice3
or HLS-375 Homeland Security Internship
CJ-225Law Enforcement3
CJ-350Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice3
CJ-490Seminar in Criminal Justice4
Select 12 credits in Criminal Justice (CJ)12
Interdisciplinary Requirements (3 credits)
MA-105Mathematical Modeling in the Social Sciences (MA-105 or higher level Math)3
(Satisfies Mathematics in General Education)
Free Electives (29 credits) 1
Select 29 or more credits of free electives 129
General Education Requirements (42 credits) 2
Complete 42 credits as outlined on the General Education table. 242
Total Credits120

Please consult with your advisor regarding the required number of free electives that must be completed.


The General Education curriculum requires the completion of 45 credits. However, students may be able to share credits from within their major or interdisciplinary requirements. Please consult with your advisor to determine which General Education courses must be completed.


  • 54 credits must be completed at the 200 level or higher.

Sequence Chart

First Year
EN-101 College Composition I3EN-102 College Composition II3
CJ-101 Introduction to Criminal Justice3CJ-205 Corrections (or CJ-225 Law Enforcement)3
Gen*Ed Historical Perspectives (HS.SV)3MA-105 Mathematical Modeling in the Social Sciences (Gen*Ed Mathematics)3
Gen*Ed Natural Science (NS) BY,CE,PH,SC,GL3Gen*Ed Social Science Survey (SS.SV)3
FO-xxx Gen*Ed World Language3Free Elective3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Second Year
CJ-225 Law Enforcement (or CJ-205 Corrections)3CJ-211 Statistics for Criminal Justice3
CJ-241 Criminology3Gen*Ed Reasoned Oral Discourse (RD)3
EN-2xx Gen*Ed Literature (LIT)3Gen*Ed Aesthetics (AT) AR,DA,MU,TH3
Gen*Ed Social Science Survey (SS.SV)3Free Electives6
Gen*Ed Natural Science (NS) BY,CE,PH,SC,GL3 
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Third Year
CJ-305 Criminal Law3CJ-325 Criminal Procedure3
CJ-350 Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice3CJ-315 Research Methods or HLS 3153
CJ-xxx Criminal Justice Elective3CJ-xxx Criminal Justice Elective3
Gen*Ed Technological Literacy (TL)3Free Electives6
Gen*Ed Cultural Diversity (CD) or Global Understanding (GU)3 
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Fourth Year
CJ-375 Internship in Criminal Justice or HLS 375 (Gen*Ed Writing Intensive (WT) and Experiential Education (ExEd)3CJ-490 Seminar in Criminal Justice4
CJ-xxx Criminal Justice Elective 3PR-4xx Gen*Ed Interdisciplinary Perspectives (ISP)3
Free electives9CJ-xxx Criminal Justice Elective3
 Free Electives5
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Total Credits 120