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 21 credits of criminal justice electives from the list below; at least one of the elective courses must meet the Theory requirement, and a second course needs to meet the Research Methods requirement. The remaining 15 credits can be any criminal justice elective course or forensic investigation course not already taken to meet another requirement.21
Theory
Select one of the following, which will count toward the total number of elective credits required:
Criminology
Crime and Delinquency
Research Methods
Select one of the following, which will count toward the total number of elective credits required:
Research Methods in Criminal Justice
Social Research
Total Credits76-89

In addition, all criminal justice majors:

  1. must earn a “C-” or better in each required core course and a "D-" or better in each elective course
  2. must earn a “C-” or better in ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230

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

Students may select one of the following two emphases within the criminal justice major (but are not required to do so). Students who do select an emphasis will take the following specified course combinations as their elective credits.

Law Enforcement Emphasis

Required Courses
CRIMLJUS 2930Foundations of Interviewing3
CRIMLJUS 3130Criminal Investigation3
CRIMLJUS 4130Police-Community Relations3
Electives
Select at least 6 credits of the following:6
Police Ethics
Police Administration
Criminal Procedure and Evidence
Current Topics In Criminal Justice
Total Credits15

Corrections Emphasis

Required Courses
CRIMLJUS 3530Correctional Institutions3
CRIMLJUS 3630Juvenile Justice3
CRIMLJUS 4230Community-Based Corrections3
Electives
Select at least 6 credits of the following:6
Foundations of Interviewing
Law of Corrections
Current Topics In Criminal Justice
Total Credits15

Internship Eligibility

To be eligible for an internship, the student must have earned at least 60 credits plus 12 upper division criminal justice/forensic investigation credits, have a G.P.A. of 2.5 or higher, and have achieved a passing score on the department's writing proficiency examination.