Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2023 
    
    Oct 02, 2022  
Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2023

Criminal Justice, B.S.


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The purpose of the online criminal justice degree is to prepare students for employment within the criminal justice system in the areas of municipal, state, and federal law enforcement; corrections; juvenile justice and probation, etc. by providing students with a foundation of the knowledge, principles, theories, and functions common to the American Criminal Justice system.

Students completing the B.S. in Criminal Justice must complete Core Curriculum A, B, C, D, E, and F (60 hours), Major Courses (21 hours); and Electives (39 hours) = 120 hours

  • General Concentration includes 39 hours of electives to be chosen from a list.
  • Law Enforcement Concentration includes 39 hours of electives chosen from two lists (30 hours; 9 hours).
  • Social Justice Concentration includes 39 hours of electives chosen from two lists (12 hours; 27 hours).

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the B.S. in Criminal Justice degree, students will demonstrate:

  1. mastery of the essential content of the criminology core curriculum
  2. the ability to critically analyze major concepts and theoretical perspectives in criminal justice
  3. an understanding of essential elements of academic and professional writing
  4. an understanding of academic and professional research and scholarship
  5. an understanding of professional and ethical values in the criminal justice field.

 

Core Areas A, B, C, D, & E: 42 Hours


General Education Requirements (Core Curriculum)  

Core Area F: 18 hours


Electives - General Concentration: 39 hours


Students seeking a B.S in Criminal Justice (General Concentration) are required to choose 39 hours (13 courses) from the following list of courses.

 

Electives - Law Enforcement Concentration: 30 hours


Students seeking a B.S in Criminal Justice (Law Enforcement Concentration) are required to take 30 hours electives from the following list.

Electives: 9 hours


Students seeking a B.S in Criminal Justice (Law Enforcement Concentration) are required to take 9 hours electives from the following list. 

Electives - Social Justice Concentration: 12 hours


Students seeking a B.S. in Criminal Justice (Social Justice Concentration) are required to take 12 hours electives from the following:

Electives: 27 hours


Students seeking a B.S in Criminal Justice (Social Justice Concentration) are required to take 27 hours electives from the following list. 

Total: 120 Hours


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