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


  • 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