Students cannot double major in criminal justice and forensic investigation, but can major in one and minor in the other.

General Requirements
Core Curriculum40-53
Required Courses
CRIMLJUS 1130Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CRIMLJUS 2130Foundations of Policing3
CRIMLJUS 2230Foundations of Corrections3
CRIMLJUS 4030Criminal Law3
CRIMLJUS 4930Criminal Justice Seminar3
Electives
Select 18 credits in criminal justice18
Nature and Causes of Criminal and Delinquent Behavior
Select one of the following:3
Criminology
Crime and Delinquency
Research Methods
CRIMLJUS 3900Research Methods in Criminal Justice3
Total Credits79-92

In addition, all criminal justice majors:

  1. must earn a “C” or better in each core course before going on to the next
  2. must earn a “C” or better in ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230 and pass the departmental writing proficiency exam before taking upper division criminal justice courses.

In addition to the social science requirements of the university, all criminal justice majors must either complete at least six credits each in psychology, sociology and political science; or complete a minor or second major in any discipline.

Criminal Justice Emphases

Emphases within the major. Students may select one of the two emphases within the criminal justice major. Students are not required to select an emphasis. Students who do not want an emphasis may select 15 to 21 credits of electives from criminal justice courses.

Law Enforcement Emphasis

Required Courses
CRIMLJUS 2930Foundations of Interviewing3
CRIMLJUS 3130Criminal Investigation3
CRIMLJUS 4130Police-Community Relations3
Electives
Select 4-6 credits of the following:4-6
Police Administration
Criminal Procedure and Evidence
Current Topics In Criminal Justice
Total Credits13-15

Corrections Emphasis

Required Courses
CRIMLJUS 3530Correctional Institutions3
CRIMLJUS 3630Juvenile Justice3
CRIMLJUS 4230Community-Based Corrections3
Electives
Select 4-6 credits of the following:4-6
Foundations of Interviewing
Law of Corrections
Current Topics In Criminal Justice
Total Credits13-15